News Archives for ‘In the Media’

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 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…

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Law Times

Russell Alexander was interviewed for a story written by Marg. Bruineman for Law Times.

Many of the changes to the Divorce Act, including the move away from the language such as sole custody and access, which he describes as fighting words locking people into positions, toward the gentler parenting time has largely been adopted by family lawyers…

“It’s really child-focused legislation,” he says. “Ultimately, it’s going to be better for families.”

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Law Times

 

 

 

Russell Alexander was quoted in a story written by Michael McKieran for Law Times.

Lindsay, Ont. family lawyer Russell Alexander, who was not involved in the case, says Chappel’s lengthy judgment “did a great job addressing a pretty novel argument.” 

“She took a really practical approach to the issues, and her analysis addressed each and every argument in detail. I don’t think anyone could say he didn’t get his day in court,” Alexander says.

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FDRIO Conference

Russell Alexander is looking forward to attending the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO) 2018 Conference: Through the Lens of Change. He will be co-presenting with Carrie Heinzl and Carolyn McAlpine on “Interdisciplinary Models of Collaborative Challenging Cases”.

Day 1 Schedule: (See Afternoon Workshop #2) https://www.fdrio.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018_DAY1_Conference-Schedule_v3.pdf

Register before November 19th : https://www.fdrio.ca/product/fdrio-conference-2018-2/more »