Are We Ready to Change? A Lawyer’s Guide to Keeping Women and Children Safe in BC’s Family Law System

Rise’s latest report in a series on how the legal system fails women experiencing family violence in BC. Building on Rise’s research results in our wildly successful Why Can’t Everyone Just Get Along report released earlier this year, Are We Ready to Change? provides practical recommendations for lawyers to improve their practices, including family violence screening considerations, the need for strategic litigation, and addressing legislative gaps, as well as reviewing recommendations from survivors of violence on what lawyers and legal professionals can do to increase safety for women and children.

Are We Ready to Change – Rise Womens Legal – May 2021

Section 211 Plain Language Guides for Non-Lawyers

Section 211 reports are ordered in difficult family law cases where the parents cannot agree about parenting issues. Sometimes called “custody and access reports”, section 211 reports are written by a neutral professional and provide judges with information about the children and the parties. You may be thinking about asking a judge to order a s. 211 report yourself, your ex-spouse may be asking for one, or a judge may have ordered one even if neither of you requested it. This document provides some basic information, but it is not legal advice and you may want to seek help from a lawyer. This guide has been made available in 12 languages.

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Punjabi-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Korean-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-French-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Filipino-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-English-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Chinese-Traditional-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Chinese-simplified-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Arabic-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Vietnamese-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Spanish-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Russian-WEB

Section 211 Report Plain Language Guide-Persian-WEB

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