|January 24, 2013|
MARTHA McCARTHY & COMPANY WELCOMES HEATHER HANSEN AS PARTNERThe firm is pleased to announce that Heather Hansen has become a partner. Heather joined the firm upon her call to the bar in 2007. Since then she has developed into a passionate, successful and highly competent lawyer, respected by her colleagues and valued by her clients. Heather brings her creative and energetic attitude to all of her cases and has been assisting with firm management for several years. The firm congratulates her on this logical next step in her career.
|January 17, 2013|
Martha McCarthy has been appointed to the War Child Canada Board of Directors. War Child Canada is a non-profit organization working with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child takes an active role in raising public awareness about the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act. For more information, visit www.warchild.ca
|January 12, 2013|
Martha McCarthy is quoted in The Globe and Mail article “Ontario court grants same-sex divorce”
|November 28, 2012|
Martha McCarthy has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier associations in America.
The induction ceremony took place recently before an audience of approximately 1,070 persons during the recent 2012 Annual Meeting of the College in New York, New York.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,838 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows and Honorary Fellows. The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. The college is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
To commemorate this special day, a photograph was taken during the induction ceremony.
|October 31, 2012|
Martha McCarthy was inducted as a Fellow by The American College of Trial Lawyers at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York on October 20th, 2012.
“The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes”
“Fellowship is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality”
Martha McCarthy is much deserving of the prestigious honour.
All of us at Martha McCarthy & Company extend our congratulations.
Joanna Radbord is featured in the October/November National Magazine, a Canadian Bar Association publication, in the article “The art of intervention”.
|September 4, 2012|
Martha McCarthy & Company welcomes our newest associate,
|May 31, 2012|
Martha McCarthy & Company has been chosen directly by peers to be published in the Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner.
|May 15, 2012|
Martha McCarthy will be presenting on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the IAML International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Martha McCarthy, along with Richard Wilson (Moderator), Mark Harper and Charlotte Burtuille-Cardew, will be speaking about The Current State of the Law of Marriage, its Equivalents, and Dissolution in Three Separate Legal Traditions: North America (US and Canada); The United Kingdom; and Civil Law, in France, Europe and beyond.
|April 30, 2012|
Martha McCarthy & Company welcomes our new associate, Stephanie Giannandrea
|April 2, 2012|
Martha McCarthy will be presenting with Dan Goldberg on Thursday, June 7, 2012, in Chicago, at the 49th Annual Conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
The topic being reviewed and discussed at this workshop is about Judicial Interviews and Meetings with Children: Guidelines and Goals.
|April 2, 2012|
Martha McCarthy will be presenting on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the American Bar Association Section of Family Law, 2012 Spring CLE Conference in South Beach, Florida.
Martha will be speaking about Equal Marriage in North America: Nine Years On.
The program examines the progress of law reform in this area and the unique legal issues confronting same-sex couples from one jurisdiction to another.
Martha McCarthy is quoted in the March 2012 issue of Canadian Lawyer in "Listening to children’s voices".
|March 28, 2012|
Martha McCarthy spoke at The Voice of the Child in Family Law, a program that focuses on the complex issues that arise when dealing with children involved in the litigation process. Martha’s topic of discussion was about Judicial Interviews & Meetings with Children: Proposed Recommendations.
|March 12, 2012 |
Martha McCarthy is featured in the March 12, 2012 edition of Law Times in an article on
"Gay divorce litigation on hold pending federal bill"
|January 31, 2012 |
Martha McCarthy named the Best Lawyers' 2012 Toronto Family Law Lawyer of the Year
|August 1, 2009|
Martha McCarthy & Company moves its office to 146 Davenport Road
|August 19, 2008 |
Joanna Radbord wins the Canadian Bar Association 2008 SOGIC Hero Award for contributions made in the cause of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and two-spirited people
Heather Hansen wins the Ontario Family Law Reporter Award for Newest-Kid-on-the-Block Excellence in Family Law
|June 10, 2008 |
Martha McCarthy authors op-ed piece for Globe and Mail: Five years ago today, gay marriage became legal in Ontario - and equality has lived more happily ever after
|May 30, 2007 |
Martha McCarthy receives the Ontario Bar Association 2007 Award of Excellence in Family Law
|March 26, 2007|
MMC opens its office at the Flatiron Building
|June 7, 2006 |
Globe and Mail: Two mothers should be allowed on birth document, judge says. Found in breach of Charter, Ontario told to alter rules to include lesbian parents
|June 7, 2006 |
Toronto Star: Court Rules lesbians can be co-mothers: Ontario given 12 months to change law both women’s names to appear on birth record
|March, 2005 |
MARTHA MCCARTHY REFLECTS ON HER LATEST SUPREME COURT WIN
|December 31, 2004 |
Toronto Star: Martha McCarthy led same-sex battle
|December 10, 2004 |
Globe and Mail: Quote Unquote
|October 4, 2004 |
Globe and Mail: Crusader racks up legal victories for the cause: Toronto veteran of key gay-equality cases set to make her big pitch to the Supreme Court
|September 14, 2004 |
Toronto Star: Spouse ruling allows first gay divorce
|December 13, 2003 |
Globe and Mail: Doing Canada Justice
|June 11, 2003 |
The Record: Ruling lets gays plan for nuptials