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ADRIA/FOAJ Free Luncheon Webinar - Changes to the Divorce Act and ADR

  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Online Event
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  • No Fee required.
  • No Fee required.


An ADRIA Event in partnership with FOAJ

Changes to the Divorce Act and ADR

Lunch and Learn

Wednesday March 10, 2021

Join us for a panel discussion regarding the changes to the Divorce Act, what it means to ADR, to families and you.


Diana Lowe, QC 

Sharon Crooks, President AFMS

Hon. Justice Andrea Moen (frmr)

Moderator:  Don Schapira, QMed

Diana Lowe, QC

Diana Lowe, QC is a lawyer with 35 years of experience which includes legal practice, research and reform of the civil and family justice systems in Canada, and most recently as Executive Counsel to the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. Diana recently retired from the Court and established a consulting practice - “Re-imagining Justice”. She continues to support the Reforming the Family Justice System (RFJS) initiative in Alberta, and also works with other jurisdictions interested in justice system transformation.

The RFJS is a multi-year, multi-sector collaboration, designed to effect system-wide change in the family justice system in Alberta, based on brain science and Adverse Childhood Experiences. The RFJS is seeking to shift the focus in family justice matters away from adversarial, legal responses, to making supports available to assist families with the social, relationship, parenting and financial issues that arise in family matters. The outcome collaborators are seeking is family well-being, which they define as “Helping Families Thrive”.

The Honourable Andrea B. Moen

In September 2018, the Honourable Andrea Moen retired from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench to which she was appointed on January 1, 2000.

Her judicial work involved all areas of the law including family law which she believed to be the most important work she did as a judge.

She frequently observed high conflict in her courtroom between parents in their fights over their children. Wondering about the children, she asked the question of what happens to the brains of those children when they are exposed to the conflict of their parents. As a consequence of her research, the Court was a founder of the Reforming Family Justice System initiative which seeks to find ways that families can thrive even when the parents are living apart. She believes that court is the wrong place for families to resolve their conflict.

Andrea Moen has a Masters of Social Work from the University of British Columbia, and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Sharon Crooks, President AFMS

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How to Access the Event

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Luncheon Agenda:

11:30 - 11:35 am - Join the webinar

11:35 am - Introductions & Announcements & Presentation

1:00 pm - End


Register by 4pm Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 the day before the event.


There is no cost for this event.  

Attendance at this luncheon counts for 2 CEE points towards ADRIC's designation renewal requirements, and is often accepted as one hour of training by other professional associations with continuous professional development programs.

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