The course

The National Family Law Arbitration Course runs for 40 hours over six days on selected Fridays and Saturdays in October and November 2022. The course is preceded by two optional pre-course programs for those interested in practicing as parenting coordinators, one directed to lawyers and taught by experienced mental health professionals working in the area of family breakdown, and another directed to mental health professionals and taught by seasoned family law lawyers.

Participant feedback

Participants in the 2021 course rated the course and its impact on their knowledge of the subject matter very highly:

  • 78% of participants who completed our feedback survey described the materials as very relevant and 22% described them as relevant,
  • 84% strongly agreed that the course increased their knowledge of the subject matter and 16% agreed that it increased their knowledge, and
  • 96% said they would strongly encourage or encourage others to take the course.

Course dates

The pre-course programs for those interested in parenting coordination are offered in early October 2022:

   The basics of psychology for family law lawyers, 7 October 2022

   The basics of family law for mental health professionals, 8 October 2022

Download the syllabi for psychology for family law lawyers and family law for mental health professionals. The 2022 edition of the National Family Law Arbitration Course will run on selected Fridays and Saturdays, starting in October:

   Day One and Day Two, 21 and 22 October 2022

   Day Three and Day Four, 4 and 5 November 2022

   Day Five and Day Six, 18 and 19 November 2022

Download the syllabus for the course. Learn about our faculty and review the course curriculum.

Organizers

The organizers of this course are John-Paul Boyd KC of John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers in Alberta and British Columbia, Lawrence Pinsky of Taylor McCaffrey LLP in Manitoba, and Lorne Wolfson of Torkin Manes in Ontario.

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