Firm News

New Feature Being Rolled Out By Familyllb’s Blog

In the next few weeks will be featuring interviews by Russell Alexander with prominent lawyers.

We will examine issues that affect families going through separation and divorce and will be seeking insight from experienced divorce lawyers and general practitioners.

If you have a questions or issues you would like examined send us a tweet to @familyllb or visit us on Facebook at

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City of Kawartha Lakes Lawyers Form New Collaborative Practice Group for Divorcing Couples

Kawartha Haliburton Collaborative Practice is an association of Family Law Counsel, Financial Professionals, Mental Health Professionals and Mediators who work together to highlight and promote the benefits of the Collaborative Process.

The goals of the Kawartha Haliburton Collaborative Practice are to assist divorcing/ common-law spouses and other couples work towards a mutually fair and equitable end to their relationship without the acrimony, anxiety and financial cost that often accompanies litigation, and to protect the integrity and health of family relationships. The Collaborative Practice is not about winners and losers. Our Collaborative Professionals assist the clients to communicate with respect, ultimately … more »

The Furry Friends 5km Race is back!

The Russell Alexander Team will again be participating in the Durham Furry Friends 5km Walk/Race in 2013. The race will take place on June 2, 2013 in Whitby, and members of the firm will be participating to raise funds for the Humane Society of Durham Region.

The firm encourages everyone in the community to participate in this great cause! Entrants may register alone or as a team. For more information, visit the Furry Friends Walk website. … more »

Justice Brownstone interviews Russell Alexander for Family Matters TV this month

In Justice Brownstone’s best-selling book Tug of War, he says that except for a limited category of situations, going to family court should be a last resort. Everyone knows that family court litigation is time-consuming, expensive, complicated, highly stressful and often unpredictable. In this much-anticipated episode of Family Matters, Justice Brownstone and Russell Alexander will elaborate on the alternatives to family court: mediation, collaborative law, and other innovative modalities that can help parents in dispute make peace, not war.
Justice Brownstone and Russell will review the ‘nuts and bolts’ of Collaborative Family Practice and how this model is increasingly being … more »

Collaborative Practice Group Coming to Lindsay

On January 17, 2013, Russell and Aleksandra will be joining a group of lawyers and other professionals from the City of Kawartha Lakes to discuss the formation of a new Collaborative Practice Group in this area. The Working Group will be discussing how to best provide Collaborative services to clients from Lindsay and surrounding area who are going through separation or divorce.

Russell and Wendy are already members of Collaborative Practice Durham, and Aleksandra recently completed Stage 1 of her training and will be joining Collaborative Practice Durham this month.

For more information on the Collaborative process and how it … more »

Russell Alexander to Appear on Family Matters TV with Justice Harvey Brownstone

We are pleased to announce that Russell Alexander has been invited to appear on Family Matters TV with Justice Harvey Brownstone.

Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone is an online TV program with a focus on a multiplicity of issues affecting contemporary North American life, with a particular emphasis on the interplay between relationships and the justice system: internet dating, addictions, prenups, mental health, adoption, surrogate parenting, same-sex relationships, multicultural relationships, parenting after separation and divorce, mediation, child neglect and abuse, child and spousal support – and this is just the tip of the iceberg! Hosted by an actual … more »

Russell Alexander To Chair Family Law & Technology Conference

Russell is excited to be Chair of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Family Law & Technology conference next summer in Toronto.

This Conference will be a professionalism program in the context of family law and will help lawyers discover how technology can enhance their practices by increasing efficiencies, maximizing marketing strategies and improve their client service capabilities.

We will provide further updates about this conference once we finalize our panel of speakers and program agenda.… more »

Aleksandra Czyzowska Pursues Collaborative Practice Training

Associate lawyer Aleksandra will be completing phase 1 of her Collaborative Practice training with the Victoria Haliburton Bar Association in Lindsay, Ontario.

Russell and Wendy are already fully trained Collaborative Practice family lawyers.

Collaborative Practice, including Collaborative Law and interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce, is a way for you to resolve disputes respectfully — without going to court — while working with trained professionals who are important to all areas of your life. The term incorporates all of the models developed since Minnesota lawyer Stu Webb created Collaborative Law ideas in the 1980s.

The heart of Collaborative Practice or Collaborative Divorce (also … more »

2012 Charitable Giving Fund Grant Recipient: Whitby Wolves PeeWee BB

Please see the following press release regarding the recipient of our 2012 Charitable Giving Fund Grant.

Russell I. Alexander Awards 2012 Charitable Giving Fund Grant
Whitby Girls Hockey Association – Whitby Wolves PeeWee BB, part of the Whitby Girls Hockey Association, is excited to receive $2,500.00.

WHITBY, ON November 7, 2012

A local business has just boosted the Whitby Wolves PeeWee BB rep hockey team with a grant of $2,500.00. This grant will be used in a variety of ways such as team jerseys, equipment and specialized on ice training. This grant will support the 17 players registered with … more »