Firm News

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 »

The Fern Resort in Rama, Ontario

From July 26-29, 2012, our staff and families enjoyed a few days off and some staff meetings at the Fern Resort situated on a point in Lake Couchiching with a mile and a half of lakeshore.

We even took in a Boston concert at a nearby Casino. See some of the pictures taken in our photo set below:

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2011 Charitable Giving Fund Grant Recipient: Lindsay Minor Hockey Association

Please see the following press release regarding the recipient of our 2011 Charitable Giving Fund Grant.

Russell I. Alexander Awards 2011 Charitable Giving Fund Grant
Lindsay Minor Hockey Association, Lindsay, ON will receive $5,000.00 to purchase 2 sets of home and away jerseys for rep level hockey playing in the Lakeshore A loop.

LINDSAY, ON November 28, 2011

A local business has just boosted the resources for the Lindsay Minor Hockey Association with a $5,000.00 grant.

The Russell I. Alexander Charitable Giving Fund provides financial support to those charitable organizations that are doing great work, but may not be as … more »

The Results of Our Facebook Campaign For The Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes

Please see the following press release regarding the results of our recent Facebook campaign to raise funds for the local Humane Society.

Russell I. Alexander Awards 2011 Charitable Giving Fund Grant to the Humane Society
Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay, ON will receive $379.00 to help support the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes building project.

LINDSAY, ON Monday, August 22, 2011

A local business has recently boosted the resources for the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes.

The Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes is in the process of building a new shelter and is looking for community support.

“The … more »

Returning to Rawley

We recently held our third firm event and staff meeting at Rawley Resort in Port Severn, Ontario.  Here are some photos of our staff and their families hard at work and play!

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