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The Conundrum of the Difficult Client – Slaw

 

Cited by John-Paul Boyd in Slaw, “Russell Alexander posted some comments yesterday on the recent decision in Kirby v Kirby that has given me pause for thought. As Alexander describes things, this case required an almost inconceivable 17 years to get to a final order, including a 10-day trial, due in part to the wife’s lack of representation.” Read full article heremore »

Now Hiring: Receptionist / Junior Law Clerk

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is currently seeking qualified applicants for an available full-time receptionist/junior law clerk position. The candidate will be responsible for assisting with the daily operations of the law firm and supporting office initiatives. Strong work ethic, professional demeanor, team player, organizational and time management skills are essential.
 
Responsibilities:
Reception:
·         Manage incoming calls, take messages and transfer calls when necessary;
·         Book initial consultations following specific intake steps;
·         Scanning and copying documents;
·         Distribute incoming faxes, couriers, and mail;
·         Greeting clients in a friendly and professional manner;
·         File opening, client management, and processing more »

2018 Law Association Holiday Parties

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers has been relishing in the festivities of the 2018 Holiday Season. Special thanks goes out to Margot Poepjes for hosting the Durham Collaborative’s Holiday Party on December 5, 2018, and, to Jarret Johnston and company for organizing the Lindsay Law Association’s Holiday Party at the Pie Eyed Monk on December 13, 2018.

We will be rounding out the Season on December 19, 2018 by attending the Durham Region Law Association’s Holiday Appreciation Luncheon at the Oshawa Superior Court of Justice and the Kawartha Collaborative Practice Group’s soirée at Pane Vino in Lindsay.

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2018 Russell Alexander Charitable Giving Fund – Part 2

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers brought toys, joy, and a $500 donation to A Place Called Home. Thank you to everyone who came by the Lindsay office to drop off new unwrapped toys for the first annual toy drive! See photos below…

Left to right: Ajit, Russell Alexander, David, Karen, Dani… more »

2018 Russell Alexander Charitable Giving Fund – Part 1

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers’ First Annual Toy Drive was a major success. The Bethesda House accepted all the toys along with a $500 donation. Thank you to every single one of you who dropped off new unwrapped toys. This holiday season has been nothing but heartwarming.

Left to right: Darla Weir, Michelle Snoek, Laura Burch, Laura Peel, Adam Borer… more »

Holiday Toy Drive – Winding Down This Week

There is one week left for our Holiday Toy Drive! Thank you to all who have supported the drive thus far! If you wish to still donate, our donation boxes are set up at reception at our offices in Brooklin and Lindsay. As a reminder, the firm is looking for new, unwrapped gifts to be donated to the Brooklin office for teens between the ages of 13-17. The Lindsay office is accepting new, unwrapped gifts to be donated for kids of all ages.

The drive runs until Friday December 7, 2018!… more »

Divorce Information Centre Announces New Section For Self-Representation

We are pleased to announce that we have published a new section on our Divorce Information Centre entitled, Representing Yourself In An Ontario Family Matter. For more information on getting started with self-representation, click here.

New information on family law separations and divorce is shared regularly on our Divorce Information Centre. Stay tuned for more!… more »

Michelle Mulchan Joins OCLF Professionals Development Committee

Michelle Mulchan is expanding her presence in the world of collaborative practice by joining the Professionals Development Committee with the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation (OCLF). Michelle’s professional profile on the OCLF website is forthcoming. Until then, you may learn more about Michelle by reading her bio here.

For more information about the OCLF, click here.… more »