FamilyCounsel.ca is a community for family law lawyers. 587 verified lawyers have already joined. FamilyCounsel.ca's central purpose is the sharing of knowledge, through precedents, discussion forums, tools meant to assist in negotiations and make calculations more precise, and announcements of important decisions and judicial procedures.
FamilyCounsel.ca's lawyers are from: Edmonton (249), Calgary (122), Sherwood Park (24), Lethbridge (19), Red Deer (15), Airdrie (6), St. Albert (5), Stony Plain (5), Sylvan Lake (5), Medicine Hat (4), Wetaskiwin (4), Fort Saskatchewan (3), Onoway (3), Spruce Grove (3), Athabasca (2), Camrose (2), Fort McMurray (2), Leduc (2), Lloydminster (2), Morinville (2), Peace River (2), Strathmore (2), Westlock (2), Barrhead (1), Crossfield (1), Devon (1), Edmotnon (1), Grande Prairie (1), Lacombe (1), Maskwacis (1), Parkland County (1), Ponoka (1), St. Paul (1), Vermilion (1), Wainwright (1), Whitecourt (1), Vancouver (2), Kelowna (1), Mississauga (1), and Saskatoon (1). See a list of some of the law firms here.
Through the internet, phenomenal precedents can now gain wider circulation than in the past, when they were typically only shared within firms or by uneditable hard copy. Commenting on precedents also helps to correct errors, and voting allows the best precedents and comments to stand out.
We have great respect and admiration for hard working organizations such as LESA, CBA, AFCC, and ACTLA. In that regard, we will never host any seminars to lawyers, we will not re-post any content for which they have an exclusive license, and we usually don't post slides.
About the Developer
Ken Proudman is a family law lawyer and arbitrator in Edmonton. He is a partner at Barr Picard Law in Edmonton. Ken's practice consists primarily of divorces/separations involving businesses, farms, significant property, self-employment, or tax issues.
As Ken comes from a family of teachers, teaching and sharing information are very important to him. He teaches the Advanced Family Law course at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Law. He has presented at multiple Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) seminars, multiple CBA seminars, presented for ACTLA, wrote the Family Chambers Practice Manual, wrote the Guideline Income Manual, taught the Parenting After Separation for six years, presents to the public through the Edmonton Community Legal Centre (ECLC), and has written a number of papers and articles.
Ken first began developing elaborate precedents to increase his efficiency and accuracy. He began sharing his precedents with colleagues, and after receiving a surprising amount of positive feedback, he decided to use his computer programming hobby to develop this website, which was launched in 2017. FamilyCounsel.ca is owned by Ken Proudman.