As a member of the faculty for the National Family Law Arbitration Course, Cheryl participated as a lecturer and panel member in this intensive training course for family law lawyers. The National Family Law Arbitration Course is an intensive, 40-hour interactive program that provides a comprehensive introduction to the family arbitration of family law disputes in Canada. This course is a unique opportunity for family law lawyers and mental health professionals interested in working as parenting coordinators to gain in-depth knowledge and practical skills. The course covers a wide range of topics, from the basics of psychology for family law lawyers to managing mediation-arbitration processes in family law disputes.
Cheryl was the speaker on the portion of the Course dedicated to Interim and Preliminary Motions. In this session, she discussed the key considerations that counsel should focus on prior to and in the course of interim and preliminary motions in the course of arbitration proceedings. She provided practical tips and insights regarding preparation, strategy and effectively communicating to enhance the likelihood of success.
In another session, Cheryl brought her many years of experience to bear discussing The Nuts And Bolts Of Running A Hearing. Here, she provided practical advice on how to manage an arbitration hearing effectively. This included tips on the right preparation, expecting the unexpected, how to manage the case and the personalities that may come with it, and how to handle a variety of additional scenarios that may arise during the course of a hearing.
Cheryl was pleased to share her experiences, insights and tips to successful arbitrations as part of her ongoing commitment to being a resource and assisting others in further advancing and elevating the standards for family law arbitration in Ontario.