ACWS Legal Matters Podcast

The ACWS Legal Matters Podcast is geared towards legal professionals and people working in the field of domestic violence response. The podcast examines topics that affect survivors of domestic violence and the frontline organizations that support them.

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Episodes

Friday Jun 17, 2022

Clare’s Law came into effect in Alberta in April of 2021. Many questions remain to be answered in terms of how it is administered and implemented. What are the risks and responsibilities involved with a disclosure under Clare’s Law? What role should the police play in the process? What expertise can shelters provide to help keep women safe? Experts in the field will discuss these questions and more. Moderator: Jessica Chapman Panelists: Lisa Watson and Jeanette MacInnis

Friday Mar 18, 2022

Standing Together is a powerful expression of women's collective and individual strength. It is a collection of personal stories from women who have suffered the horrors of violence and abuse and have made the hardest decision: to stand up, choose life, take control and walk away from the darkness. This project is supported by the Edmonton Heritage Council and the City of Edmonton.

Monday Nov 01, 2021

What do judges and lawyers working in Family Law need to know about Coercive Controlling Violence? The Divorce Act has changed as of March 2021. Do you know what the changes are and how they will impact people with lived experience of domestic violence? Experts in the field discuss key themes that have been missing from the conversation. This episode is presented by Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP. Resources & FAQs: acws.ca/podcast

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