Meeting Archive:
Supporting an Abused Woman to Get a Restraining Order

Meeting Description:
Family court restraining orders can provide women with a measure of safety, but for an application to be successful, evidence must be presented effectively This webinar will discuss what a restraining order is and also look briefly at other approaches to keeping an 
abuser away from his former partner. It will provide tips for frontline workers about how and where women can gather evidence to support their application and some suggestions about related safety planning both before and after the restraining order is obtained.

Registrations will be taken on a first come first served basis. This webinar will also be recorded and made available as a resource on the Your Legal Rights web site. For more information visit

Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Pamela Cross, Barbara Williams
 Presenter Information
Pamela Cross
Pamela Cross is a feminist lawyer who works in the violence against women sector. She is well known and respected in legal reform circles, particularly for her expertise on family law issues as they relate to violence against women. Pamela is a member of the teaching faculty with the National Judicial Institute, where she plans and delivers educational programs on violence against women to Canadian judges. She led the development of violence against women curriculum for law schools in a project with the Law Commission of Ontario.
With Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre, Pamela is leading the development and delivery of online resources and training for frontline workers who support unrepresented women through family court as well as in-person training on the family court process for unrepresented women. She is also the lead trainer for Family Court Support Workers in Ontario.

Barbara Williams
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Barb works with community agencies across Ontario, helping them grow and manage their knowledge base, build learning communities, and share their expertise. Barb is providing coordination and facilitation support for the Your Legal Rights webinar series.