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Dispute resolution conference highlights need to include paralegals, mediators in family law

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 1:47 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Couples going through separation or dispute resolution need help from a court system that is unaffordable, clogged with trials and complicated paperwork. What is the solution?

The answer, suggested by speakers at the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO) Conference, seems clear — include non-lawyers in family law to help support a system that is in dire need of help.

Noel Semple, University of Windsor Faculty of Law and Justice Annemarie Bonkalo, Ontario Court of JusticeThe FDRIO Conference, co-hosted by Family Mediation Canada, in Toronto...