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IN THE NEWS | NOVEMBER 12, 2020

The Lawyer’s Daily

Russell Alexander Giving Fund Awards $2,500 to Trent University Student

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers announced that Trent University student Mary Hallett is the winner of its $2,500 law scholarship, which it offers annually to offset the costs of studying the field of law in Canada. This year, the grant included a technology stipend to help with remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were very impressed with the number of submissions that came in,” said founder Russell Alexander. “Given the ongoing health crisis with no clear ending in sight, we felt it was appropriate to … more »

Russell Alexander Announces $2,500 Law Scholarship Winner for 2020

University student named winner to receive grant to offset cost of studying the field of law

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers announced university student Mary Hallett as the winner of its $2,500 law scholarship, which it offers to students annually to offset the costs of studying the field of law in Canada. This year, the grant included a technology stipend to help with remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We were very impressed with the number of submissions that came in,” said Russell Alexander. “Given the ongoing health crisis with no clear ending in sight, we felt it was appropriate … more »

FIRM NEWS | OCTOBER 8, 2020

Russell Alexander Offers Tips for Divorcing in Ontario During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Lawyers say couples should be prepared, as courtroom procedures have changed

With marriages strained by the coronavirus pandemic, interest in divorce is spiking. But divorce lawyer Russell Alexander warns that couples seeking to separate need to be prepared for a much different process than that which pre-dated the pandemic. Alexander is author of the new book, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce,” which he delayed the release of just to include a special bonus chapter on divorcing during a pandemic.

Courtroom procedures have changed due to … more »

In the news: Russ disusses marriages in Canada impacted due to the pandemic on Global News Radio

Russell Alexander recently appeared on Global News Radio to discuss the impact the pandemic has had on marriages in Canada, what options are available right now and what recommendations he has for couples to achieve a successful divorce.

Mr. Alexander discussed the possible factors contributing to the spike in divorces in Ontario and how couple’s can manage the added tension quarantine can create. Mr. Alexander highlights how, as routines are being turned completely upside down, underlying stress that may have previously existed in a relationship is now bubbling to the top as a result of social isolation. If the strain … more »

Our team is growing!

We are excited to announce that lawyer Bill Rogers has joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.

Bill’s undergraduate degree is from Trinity College, University of Toronto, in music and philosophy, and his law degree is from Queen’s, where he won several academic prizes.

Bill grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, and relocated to Toronto to attend university. In addition to playing music with his band Soul Custody, he enjoys doing amateur stand-up comedy and traveling abroad with his wife. He is also an award-winning journalist published in The Lawyers Weekly, National Post, and The Globe and Mail.… more »

Russell Alexander on CTV: Keeping your family intact

Russell Alexander recently appeared on CTV News to discuss how the coronavirus is impacting families across Canada and what you can do to keep your family intact.

Mr. Alexander explained how the quarantine has put extra strain on relationships, many of which may have had underlying tensions that the pandemic has brought to a head.  In his recent articles, Mr. Alexander provides families with tips and tricks for keeping relationships intact during the pandemic such as maintaining your routine as best as possible, making time for you and your spouse, and making alone time for yourself.

It is important to … more »

Russell Alexander Appeared on CJBK: Here’s What Families Can Do Amidst COVID-19

Divorce and separation are some of the most difficult times for families, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, the process has become much more complicated. Many Canadian families are subject to additional stressors due to health protocols. Russell Alexander has a few tips for families going through this difficult time:

  1. Take time apart: With quarantine and social distancing measures in place, many couples are spending an abnormal amount of time together. It is important for each person to maintain their independence in a relationship, therefore couples should set some time each day where they can each be alone. This can be
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We’re hiring

Due to an increase in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeking an experienced family law lawyer, with a minimum of 4 years experience, to join our rapidly growing boutique family law firm with offices in Toronto,  Markham, Whitby, Oshawa, Lindsay and Peterborough. We are fully equipped to service our clients remotely. Compensation may exceed $200,000 for motivated candidates. Apply in confidence to ria@russellalexander.com.… more »

CHEX News at 6 on Global Peterborough: Russell Alexander law firm delivers pizzas to Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Global News Peterborough recently caught up with Mr. Alexander and his “Save A Slice” initiative. Over the past weeks, Russell Alexander and his team have been teaming up with local restaurants and delivering pizzas to first responders and local hospitals.

Mr. Alexander launched the “Save a Slice” initiative in support of our doctors, nurses and support staff at our local hospitals as well as in support of local restaurants.  He hopes that other local law firms and businesses will get on board and support their fellow business owners.

To watch this story on Global News Peterborough, please visit: https://globalnews.ca/video/6906092/russell-alexander-law-firm-delivers-pizzas-to-prhcmore »

In the media: Russ on Newstalk 1010

Russell Alexander recently appeared on Newstalk 1010 to discuss his recent initiative, “Save a Slice”.  Mr. Alexander started the initiative to support local businesses and to give back to the community.

Over the past weeks, Russell Alexander has been teaming up with local restaurants and delivering pizzas to first responders and local hospitals in Lindsay, Oshawa, Peterborough, Toronto and Markham/Stouffville.  The “Save A Slice” initiative provides business for local family-run restaurants while also showing support to our doctors, nurses, and support staff who have been working tirelessly through this pandemic.  And Mr. Alexander highlights that this is only the beginning … more »