In Brief

Department of Justice Family Violence Symposium

Adoption of better linkages and coordination between the family and criminal justice systems has been identified as one of the important next steps in preventing and responding to situations of family violence.

The Department of Justice Canada is hosting a symposium on the Intersection of the Family and Criminal Justice System Responses to Family Violence to be held in Ottawa on February 26, 2009. The symposium will provide an opportunity for up to 150 government officials, judges, private sector family and criminal law lawyers, law enforcement personnel and service providers to examine this important topic.

There are no registration fees, however, space is limited and registration closes January 15, 2009. For more information, contact Marilyn Bongard at 613-941-9969.

Practice Support & Advice Resources survey

The Law Society seeks input from lawyers on the value of the new online member resources and the Law Society's Practice Advice services