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Personal Rights Legal Panel Selection Criteria

Selection criteria include:


  • Lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario

  • Knowledge of and experience in issues of separation, divorce, family conflict and/or child protection

  • Knowledge of child development and experience working with children and families

  • Specialized knowledge in child abuse, high conflict separation or divorce, domestic violence, and substance abuse will be considered assets

  • Significant professional experience in family and/or child protection litigation

  • Working knowledge of court procedures, relevant legislation, and caselaw

  • Superior interviewing and writing skills

  • Superior dispute resolution skills

  • Superior administrative and time management skills

  • Ability to travel to meet with children, parties, and others (in homes, schools etc.) to conduct interviews and collect third party information

  • Cross-cultural experience, and written and verbal ability in languages additional to English, will be considered assets

  • Cultural competency (demonstrated ability to work successfully and respectfully with children, families and communities different from your own)