Intersecting Inequities in Family Court: A Trauma-Informed Critique

Canada’s family courts are confronted with cases involving complex cultural contexts and challenging family dynamics.  The family justice system often enters the realm of resolving Canada's multicultural puzzle and is tasked with making decisions regarding complex overlapping issues and facts within a legislative framework. This webinar will examine the relationship between the competing interests within the family court system as there continues to be the need for systemic change of the family dispute resolution system that designs justice for sustainable family conflict resolution.

archana-medhekar.jpgArchana Medhekar Archana Medhekar Law, Ontario Archana Medhekar is a Certified Family Law specialist, and accredited Family Mediator, practicing in Toronto, Ontario and brings over 20 years of international experience in family dispute resolution.




Kamaljit-Kaur-Lehal.jpgKamaljit Kaur Lehal Lehal Law, British Columbia
Kamaljit Kaur Lehal received her law degree in 1989 from the University of British Columbia and was called to the bar in 1990. She opened her own law firm in 1992, Lehal Law Corporation, and continues to operate a successful practice in Delta, British Columbia, with a focus on immigration law.


Jael-Duarte.jpgJael Duarte LA Henry Law, New Brunswick
Jael Duarte is a lawyer working in Family, and Immigration and Refugee Law in New Brunswick. Jael worked in human rights, gender, and social justice issues. She is very active in the immigrant community in the province.