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NEW WEBSITE TOOL: What changes should be made to family law? Vote on policy proposals

Ken Proudman - view Arbitrator profile
BARR LLP (Alberta. Joined 2017)

I thought that it might be helpful to be able to tell the courts and legislators when there's a consensus among the family law bar regarding legislative or procedural reform. The Courts are no doubt considering what pandemic procedural changes should stick around, as well as what further changes should be made to the new procedures, and it's important that lawyers have a say.

To that end, I created a page that lets us propose, discuss, and vote on policy changes. The results can then be shared with legislators and courts.

The most recent proposal which you haven't yet voted on or skipped will show up on the home page. A longer list and the top proposals can also be seen on the voting page.

I'm hoping that these proposals will invite thoughtful debate, so you can click on a proposal to respond to it. Once there are responses, someone who wishes to vote has to visit the comment page, so that they're more likely to read about and understand the varying perspectives.

Like most of this website, it depends on member-generated content, so if you think that anything about the law or court procedures should be changed, you're welcome to make a proposal of your own.

3 35 days ago - edited 34 days ago

Ken Proudman - view Arbitrator profile
BARR LLP (Alberta. Joined 2017)

Fixed the comment link, made it so that you can se the current voting results without having to click to read the discussion first, and added a "next page" button

0 27 days ago

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