We are delighted to be a contributing firm to the Family Law Guide with Chambers Global Practice Guides. Our commentary on Family Law in Canada provides expert insights on divorce, financial proceedings, child-related proceedings, common law relationships in Canada, and more.

Read our chapters co-authored by partners Heather Hansen, Shannon Beddoe, Maureen Edwards and Stephanie Garbe in the Family Law Guide.

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Martha, Heather and Erin were voted as 2024 Leading Legal Practitioners across Canada based on an extensive peer survey process.

The identification of leading practitioners and firms is based upon a comprehensive annual survey, ongoing since 1994. The selected lawyers have been recommended by their law firm leaders. They are acknowledged as leaders in their respective fields, lawyers prominent in their practice areas and professional organizations, and professionals worthy of significant recognition from their colleagues.

Heather L. Hansen has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Heather L. Hansen became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 625 during the recent Spring Meeting of the College in Phoenix, Arizona.

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, 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. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

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