Recorded on February 10, 2022
[38:36] A session for community workers around the province.
Neena Randhawa, Coordinator Harmony House, and Taruna Agrawal, Lawyer at Rise Women’s Legal Centre, discussed protection orders under the New Provincial Court Rules. They reviewed the procedure and discussed how to complete the court forms. They also shared practical tips on how to gather evidence to help make these applications successful, and discussed peace bonds and conduct orders.
If you assist clients leaving abusive relationships, this is a session to listen to!
00:00 Introduction/session outline
01:00 Key terms from the Family Law Act
04:20 Options for someone experiencing family violence
12:10 Legislative intent of protection orders
14:08 Issues with protection orders
17:18 More on protection orders
17:58 Applying for protection orders
19:38 Whether to make a protection order – is your client an “at-risk” family member
20:41 Types of conduct orders
30:22 Conduct orders vs protection orders
31:14 McKenzie Friends/Support Person
32:52 How to be an effective McKenzie Friend
34:18 Exclusive occupancy
Neena Randhawa, Coordinator of Harmony House. PICS
Taruna Agarwal, Lawyer, Rise Women’s Legal Centre
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Legal Aid BC: https://legalaid.bc.ca/
Family Law in BC: https://family.legalaid.bc.ca/
Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC: https://aboriginal.legalaid.bc.ca/
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