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Joanna acted as Intervener for the Family Alliance Ontario, Sherbourne Health Centre in the 2017 case, Coates v Watson, successfully challenging provisions of the Family Law Act that previously denied support for adult children with disabilities.

For the full article, please see: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/11/15/province-to-include-adult-children-with-disabilities-in-child-support-law.html

Coates v Watson, 2017 ONCJ 454:
https://www.canlii.org/en/on/oncj/doc/2017/2017oncj454/2017oncj454.html?autocompleteStr=coates%20v%20watson&autocompletePos=1

2017 Lexpert Zenith Award Winner

The team at Martha McCarthy & Company LLP offer warm congratulations to Joanna Radbord for receiving The 2017 Lexpert Zenith Awards: Celebrating Women in Law. This year’s awards celebrate the advancement of women in the legal profession.

Zenith Award 2017

For more information please see: 2017 Zenith Award Winners

Joanna Radbord, LSM

Each year, the Law Society of Upper Canada awards its top honour – the Law Society Medal – to selected lawyers who have made a significant contribution to the profession.

Martha McCarthy & Company LLP is pleased and proud to announce that Joanna Radbord received the Law Society Medal at a special ceremony on May 24, 2017. Joanna Radbord was recognized for numerous contributions to LGBTQ rights, family law, constitutional and human rights in the province of Ontario.

The team at Martha McCarthy & Company LLP congratulates Joanna Radbord on this magnificent honour.

Joanna Radbord receives the Law Society Medal at a special ceremony on May 24, 2017

Joanna Radbord receives the Law Society Medal at a special ceremony on May 24, 2017

Joanna Radbord and Martha McCarthy acted as counsel to the LGBTQ families challenging discriminatory parentage laws. Joanna was instrumental in advocating for and drafting the All Families are Equal Act. The Act provides equal treatment for all children regardless of how they were conceived.
For the complete statute, please see: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/S16023