The best interest of a child

Seminar ID
ION-2016-05-11B
Date and time
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 13:30 EDT   see it in calendar
Presenter
Cheryl Robinson
Cheryl Robinson
presenter's bio
Attendance
  • recording
Languages
  • in English
CPD hours
ICCRC 3 CPD hours available until: 05.02.2017
LSBC 3 CPD hours available until: 11.04.2018
Barreau du Québec 3 CPD hours available until: 11.05.2018
Description

The best interest of a child

  • S. 25 – best interests of the child as a factor; to whom does it apply?
  • What is the test to be considered for BIOC or elements that comprise the BIOC analysis?
  • Role of hardship in BIOC and weight to be given to BIOC
  • Factors to raise as part of BIOC argument
  • Collection of evidence to support BIOC
  • Update on case law, including Kanthasamy v. Canada (MCI), 2015 SCC 61
  • Application of BIOC – beyond an Application for PR on H&C grounds


Practice and ethical considerations that arise

  • Potential for conflict of interest where representing multiple members of family, including minors
  • Best interest of the client
  • Unaccompanied minors or children separated from parents – additional considerations to flag or be sensitive to, including issues of decision-making
  • Competency of counsel, seeking assistance, mentor, co-counsel
  • Managing client's expectations
Venue
Pace Law Firm
300 The East Mall
Toronto
M9B 6B7

Capacity: 20
Duration
3 hours
Cost
  • regular fee - $ 90.00
 

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