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Win 2 Tickets to NBA Finals Game 7 – Instagram Contest

Enter on Instagram for a chance to WIN 2 Tickets to NBA Finals Game 7 (if necessary) at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on June 16, 2019 🏀

The first 1000 eligible contestants will be entered into the draw.

Only eligible contestants who Subscribe to FamilyLLB on YouTube can earn a second bonus entry.

Contest ends on June 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.

Winner will be announced on Friday afternoon June 14, 2019. Video of the draw will be posted on Instagram.

For full rules, regulations, terms and conditions, visit: RaptorsContest-RulesandRegulations-v2.PDF

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Welcome back, Sarah

Sarah returns to the intake team at Russell Alexander’s office after another term abroad working on her post secondary education. We’re happy to have you back, Sarah!

 

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Welcome to the team, Amber-Leigh DuBreuil

 

Amber joined Russell Alexander in February 2019.  She is involved in all aspects of the client experience.  She is relied upon for answering incoming calls, arranging telephone and in–office appointments and greeting clients in a prompt and compassionate, yet professional manner.  She provides assistance to the lawyers at the firm by finalizing documents and correspondence, as well as assisting with file management.

Amber is a certified law clerk and a licensed paralegal.  She graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society with a minor in Womens Studies.  Prior to joining Russell Alexander, Amber worked … more »

Welcome to the team, Lori Dubin

Lori studied for her LLB at Osgoode Hall Law School, graduated in 2003 and was called to the bar after a year of Articling for a prominent Toronto firm. She’s trained new lawyers at the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Practice Program, acted as an articling principle, adjunct professor at various institutions, and commentator on Court TV Canada. Lori is an active member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Toronto Family Law Association.

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Hold The Date

Kawartha Collaborative Practice AGM event will tentatively take place on June 5th, 2019. This will be a dinner into the evening event. More details to follow.
 
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Welcome to the team, Jennifer Diamond

Our team continues to grow with our newest member, Jennifer Diamond! Jennifer has joined Russell Alexander as a Law Clerk. She will be stationed in our Lindsay office for the majority of the week and in the Brooklin office on Wednesdays.

Jennifer received a dual diploma and was on the Deans list at Sir Sanford Fleming College for Law Clerk and Paralegal. She has taken courses in Computer Security & Investigations and Preparatory Health Science.

Jennifer’s hobbies include soccer, snowboarding, guitar, journaling, four wheeling, baking, and travelling. She aspires to experience more of the world by travelling to remote locations. … more »

New Article Published on MyKawartha.com – Ownership of Property Revealed to Spouse After 20 Years

Did Wife’s Lawyer Know of Husband’s Asset?  And Can Court Assume Wife Knew, Too?

Just prior to their marriage, the husband had bought the property, and led the wife to believe it was owned by a development corporation that had been set up.  In reality, he put title in his own name – a fact he did not reveal in his sworn affidavits and financial statements.

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New Article Published on DurhamRegion.com – Can Someone With Chronic Alcoholism Make a Valid Will?

Did Testator’s Chronic Alcoholism Affect His Ability to Make a Valid Will?

In a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision involving a Wills and Estates matter, one of the main questions was whether the testator – a man named Jack – was so impacted by his chronic alcoholism and the after-effects of a heart attack that he did not have the legal capacity to validly make the Will that entirely excluded his wife Loretta.

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International Women’s Day

On March 8th, 2019 Russell Alexander hosted an event to celebrate all the women who work in his offices. The Managing Associate Lawyer, Nafisa Nazarali, started off the day by sharing her journey as a woman in the corporate world. She talked about the obstacles and challenges thrown her way simply because of her gender. While being faced with discrimination time and time again, she began to lose hope for her future, her career and her passion.

Nafisa said, “Women have to be resilient,” and even when she was discouraged by many, she found waves of strength. She mentioned … more »