Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers recently announced Lauren Kay of Mississauga as the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship towards her postsecondary education at McMaster University.
BROOKLIN, ON, August 27, 2019 — Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, a family law firm committed to providing customized family law solutions, is excited to announce their scholarship recipient for the 2019/2020 academic year. The recipient was selected based on a written essay, academic achievement, extracurricular participation, and community service.
After carefully reviewing all submissions, the Russell Alexander Law Firm Scholarship Fund was awarded to Lauren Kay of Mississauga, Ontario, as pictured above. She will receive $2,000 towards her post-secondary education. Lauren will be attending McMaster University this fall where she will be studying Humanities, Philosophy, and Law.
Lauren has … more »
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The situation is further complicated by the self-represented litigant not knowing what they don’t know, says Russell Alexander, principle of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers based in the Whitby area.
They might be able to share in an asset, like a pension or an investment. But if they don’t know that they have a right to that, the issue may not be raised and the opportunity is forfeited, he says.
“The basic tenet of any agreement in Ontario is you want proper disclosure so you can make an informed decision as to the compromises you make,” he … more »
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.
Welcome to the team, Lori Dubin!… more »
Saving The Golden Goose: Part 3 – How Family Run Businesses Can Survive and Thrive After Divorce contributed by Russell Alexander published in Durham Region Law Association biannual newsletter Durlaw Voice.
Russell Alexander will be presenting at the OCLF & OAFM joint conference alongside Jason Kwiatkowski, Carrie Heinzl, and Carolyn McAlpine. The conference will take place at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario from May 2nd to 4th, 2019. Read the workshop speaker bios on Russell Alexander and other conference workshop presenters online.
Previous Conference Workshops by Russell Alexander:
Saving The Golden Goose, IACP – Seattle, Washington
How To Use Technology To Improve Your Family Law Practice, LSO – Toronto, Ontario
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