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Registration is $250 ($175 for PATHS member agencies)
Early bird (September 1)- $200 ($100 for PATHS member agencies)
The conference qualifies for 4.5 hours of Ethics credits and 12 hours for Continuing Professional Development credits with the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
Keynote Speakers: Pamela Cross and Marilyn Poitras
Pamela Cross is a feminist lawyer; a well-known and respected expert on violence against women and the law for her work as a researcher, writer, educator and trainer. Read more about Pamela here.
Pamela will explore current key issues in the family law system for women fleeing abuse and identify possible strategies for addressing those issues. Her talk will focus on ways in which the law itself does not address violence against women adequately (for example, in the area of custody and access), parental alienation, family court process challenges such as an ongoing focus on mediation and ADR, the need for training for lawyers, mediators, judges and others, and the importance of universal screening for family violence. Pamela will also talk about what we have learned during the pandemic in terms of the family law response to violence against women, particularly in the context of parenting issues but also considering the impact on women fleeing abuse of moving to largely remote court operations.
Marilyn Poitras is the Associate Director of the Native Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. Read more about Marilyn here.
In the clean up of misogyny and the colonial experimentation there is more than enough work for everyone to do the healing, to be a healer and to be gate keepers to stop the bleeding. Marilyn’s keynote will look at the faces of the people who abuse, the stories we tell ourselves about who is abused, beaten and killed and at the language we use to hide our first world selves to clean up the discussions around the brutalization, torture and even murder of our neighbours, friends and family members. In the era of #MeToo, who are we as a nation? Who are we prepared to be?
Conference Elder: Elder Lorna Standingready
Conference Sessions Include:
- Surviving Domestic Violence—Kendra Weenie
- Living and Working towards Hope after Domestic Violence Death—Leah Perrault
- Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative—Julie Poon, Canadian Domestic Homicide Initiative with Vulnerable Populations National Research Coordinator
- Non-Fatal Strangulation in Intimate Partner Violence—Stephanie Carlson, RN, SANE-A, Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program Coordinator
- Universal Screening for Non-State Torture—Patti Brindle, Advocate/Counsellor, London Abused Women’s Centre
- Violence Against Women Advocate Case Review (VACR)—Lisa Miller, Executive Director, Regina Sexual Assault Centre; Kristina Kaminski, Provincial Coordinator VACR File Review, Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan; & Superintendent Lorilee Davies, Regina Police Service
- Canadian Firearms Program–Firearms Licensing Regulations and Victims of Domestic Violence—Cameron Smith, Operations Manager- Saskatchewan, RCMP Canadian Firearms Program & Tracy Godfrey, Firearms Officer, RCMP Canadian Firearms Program
- Parole Board of Canada–Victim Services—Amy Wood, Regional Communications Officer, Parole Board of Canada
- Separation and Divorce in Situations of Intimate Partner Violence—Kim Newsham, Senior Crown Counsel, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice
- Mediation: A Process for Difficult Situations—Itemobong (Itee) Umoh, Assistant Director & Scott Cruickshank, Mediator, Dispute Resolution Office, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice
- Clare’s Law—Darcy McGovern, Q.C., Director, Legislative Services Branch, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice & Kara Moen, Crown Counsel, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice
- Protective Orders for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence—Rod McKendrick, Victims Services, Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice
- Nato’ we ho win—Barbara Frazer & Crystal Giesbrecht
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Conference sessions will be recorded and available to registered attendees after the conference.
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