When Marriage Contracts Cross the Bridge: The Ontario/Quebec Divide; The Children’s Lawyer | CPDonline.ca

When Marriage Contracts Cross the Bridge: The Ontario/Quebec Divide; The Children’s Lawyer

When Marriage Contracts Cross the Bridge: The Ontario/Quebec Divide; The Children’s Lawyer

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Substantive: 0.75
50 minutes
Published
2018
Presenter(s)
Marian Jacko
Chris Rutherford
Source
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
50 minutes
Price
$89.00 plus tax
27th Annual Institute of Family Law
Includes Handouts

Chris Rutherford and Marian Jacko discuss the divide in marriage law between Ontario and Quebec, and "The Children's Lawyer".

Presenters

Marian Jacko

Marian Jacko, Children’s Lawyer for Ontario, is Ojibway and from the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, located on Manitoulin Island. Marian is a proud mother of two daughters (Thuraya and Waskoness) and one son (Brandon). In 1993 she completed her undergraduate studies in Social Work (Native Human Services) at Laurentian University in Sudbury. In 1996 she completed the combined Masters of Social Work and Law program at the University of Toronto. Following her call to the Ontario Bar in 1998, Marian worked in the Property Rights Department of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. While working full time, Marian completed her course work and thesis in 2005 and received her Master of Laws degree in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution from York University. In April 2015, Marian joined the Ministry of Attorney General as Legal Counsel to the Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Indigenous Justice Division. Marian was then appointed by Order in Council to the position of Children’s Lawyer for Ontario in November 2016. Marian has been very active within the Indigenous community, including serving on Board of Directors for non-profit organizations and advisory committees. In her spare time, Marian coached rep hockey and is very involved with engaging Indigenous youth in the sport of ice hockey. Marian volunteers with the Little Native Hockey League (LNHL) executive and helped coach Team Ontario in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship 2016 together with Ted Nolan.

Chris Rutherford

Chris Rutherford has been practicing at Low Murchison Radnoff LLP since his call to the Bar in 2009. Chris’ practice areas include family and estate litigation as well as employment law (acting for both employers and employees), human rights litigation for employers and institutional service providers. Chris spends whatever free time he has chasing and cleaning up after his three young children.

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