Presenter (via Skype):
Professor D.A. Rollie Thompson, Q.C.
Wed. Jan. 28, 2015, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
LSNT P.D. Room
Registration: Free for CBA Members; $50 for non CBA Members of the Law Society of the NWT
Relocation cases are often unpredictable and can lead to excessive litigation and high legal costs. In this interactive presentation, Professor Thompson, Q.C. will engage in the ongoing debate about the merits of presumptions and burdens in relocation law, as opposed to the current “pure best interests” approach of Gordon v. Goertz. This session will review recent appellate case law and trial decisions of various Canadian jurisdictions to identify patterns and trends in relocation law. Professor Thompson, Q.C. will conclude with an analysis of his own research and experience, offering what practical advice he can for the resolution of relocation disputes.
Professor D.A. Rollie Thompson, Q.C. has been a Professor at the Dalhousie Law School since 1982. He currently teaches Family Law, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Supreme Court (Family Division) Placement, and Clinical Law. Professor Thompson is the Editor of the Canadian Family Law Quarterly. With Professor Carol Rogerson, he co-directed the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines Project for the Department of Justice.
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