A panel discussion regarding the changes to the Divorce Act, what it means to ADR, to families and you.
Diana Lowe, QC
Sharon Crooks, President AFMS
Hon. Justice Andrea Moen (frmr)
Diana Lowe, QC is a lawyer with 35 years of experience which includes legal practice, research and reform of the civil and family justice systems in Canada, and most recently as Executive Counsel to the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. Diana recently retired from the Court and established a consulting practice – “Re-imagining Justice”.
The Honourable Andrea Moen frequently observed high conflict in her courtroom between parents in their fights over their children. She asked the question of what happens to the brains of those children when they are exposed to the conflict of their parents. As a consequence of her research, the Court was a founder of the Reforming Family Justice System initiative.
Sharon J. Crooks, LLM, has been a lawyer for 34 years, a mediator for 20 plus years, and an arbitrator for 6 years with a Chartered Arbitrator [C-Arb] designation. She has been the managing partner of Rowanoak Law Office LLP since 2002. Sharon has extensive training and experience in family, child protection and children’s law, as well as in mediation/arbitration.
This recording is from our March 10, 2021 ADR Webinar: