Firm News

RIA Team Attending 9th Annual Family Law Summit

The lawyers at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers are excited to be attending the 9th Annual Family Law Summit on March 30th and 31st, 2015. This will be a great opportunity for the lawyers to gain valuable insight into various topics as well as network with colleagues, members of the bench, academics and experts in family law.

The Summit is being chaired by Mary-Jo Maur and Daniel Melamed and will include many interesting topics such as improving the family law system, case law updates, tips on avoiding negligence claims and drafting factums, just to name a few.… more »

FamilyLLB Blog Named a Finalist in 2014 Clawbies Awards

Russell Alexander Family Lawyers is thrilled to announce that our blog, FamilyLLB, was a finalist in the Fodden Award for Best Canadian Law Blog category of the 2014 Clawbies (Canadian Law Blog Awards). After winning in the Best Practitioner Blogs category last year, it was a tremendous honour to be in the running for the top award, and very rewarding to have our blogging recognized.

Congratulations to Leonid Sirota, whose blog Double Aspect took the top honours, and to fellow finalists Karim Renno for his blog À bon droit, and McCarthy Tétrault LLP for their blog Canadian Appeals more »

Russell Alexander Welcomes Back Aleksandra Czyzowska

Russell I. Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is extremely excited for the return of associate lawyer Aleksandra Czyzowska in January 2015.

Aleksandra joined our firm in June 2012 and practices in all areas of family law including: collaborative family law, divorce, custody, access, child support, spousal support, domestic contracts and property related issues. Aleksandra is based out of our Brooklin office, but meets with clients regularly in all three of the firm’s locations.

Aleksandra will be available to meet with new clients by the middle of January.  If you would like to schedule an initial consultation with Aleksandra, please contact our more »

Russell Alexander Proud to be Recognized for Client Outreach Efforts

Recently, our firm was excited to be featured by James Toolbox for our client outreach strategy.

It’s always been a priority for us to share accessible and understandable legal information with our current and potential clients, so we were very pleased to have our efforts recognized.  The article on James Toolbox describes our blogging, videos, social media, community sponsorships and giving program, and how we make them all work.

Big thanks to Alanna Klapp of James Publishing  for spotlighting our firm!… more »

Associate to Attend Cutting Edge Pension and Family Law Program

Russell Alexander associate Nafisa Nazarali is excited to be attending The Law Societies “Understanding Pensions in Family Law” program chaired by Barbara Thompson and David Wolgelerenter in Toronto on October 30th 2014.

The program will provide an in depth understanding of Ontario’s new Bill 133 as well as the new pension division legislation and will greatly assist in servicing clients dealing with pension splits, division and other pension related issues.

For more information on Russell Alexander’s Lawyers and their qualifications contact us at 905-655-6335.… more »

Laura Receives Russell Alexander Client Service Award

We are pleased to announce that Laura recently received our Client Service Award for her excellent commitment to helping our clients.

Laura helps clients in both our Brooklin and Lindsay offices. Her attention to detail and friendly prompt service makes her a valued member or our team. Congratulation Laura.… more »

Elliot Vine Joins Russell Alexander as an Associate Lawyer

Elliot joins Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as an associate lawyer.  Elliot practices family law, including pre-separation legal advice, custody and access, support issues, separation agreements and property-related issues. Elliot resolves conflicts in a quick and efficient manner.

Elliot will work in all three of our offices: Markham, Brooklin and the City of Kawartha Lakes. He graduated from Queen’s University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Economics where he earned awards for high academic achievement. Elliot completed his Juris Doctorate from Queen’s University, receiving his law degree in 2012. Prior to working at Russell Alexander Elliot practiced Family … more »

Russell Alexander Family Lawyers launches new website – Ontario Divorce Help

Developed by legal counsel at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, Ontario Divorce Help is an online resource that delivers answers to many common questions about Ontario family law. From the initial stages of marital separation, to longer-term disputes related to issues such as child custody or support payments, we answer the most frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) that we hear about marital disputes in Ontario, Canada.

While the majority of our website is delivered in this “Question and Answer” format, we are also a growing resource and looking to add new material collections — and in a variety of formats! So more »

Tired of working long hours and getting stuck in traffic?

Work exclusively on divorce law and family related matters, including custody, spousal support, child support and separation. Our lawyers, law clerks and staff members employ a team-oriented approach to serving our clients.

We are seeking an Associate Lawyer to join our team. A minimum of 2 years post-call experience in family law is required. Compensation will include a salary plus incentive based compensation. Our offices are located close to the GTA in Whitby, Markham & the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Tired of working long hours and getting stuck in traffic? We promote a work life balance by focusing on our … more »

Nafisa Nazarali Joins Russell Alexander as an Asscoiate Lawyer

Nafisa Nazarali has joined Russell Alexander Family Lawyers as an associate lawyer.  Nafisa practices in all areas of family law, including divorce, custody, access, child support, spousal support, separation agreements, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements and property issues.

Nafisa is committed to her clients and ensures that she does everything in her power to achieve the best results.

Nafisa graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from York University, where she majored in Psychology. Nafisa completed her Juris Doctor Program at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2010. Prior … more »