LAO mediation pilot offers court alternatives to Windsor families

Posted on: Friday, February 4, 2011

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is enhancing family law services for low-income Ontarians in Windsor through free family mediation services.

The new service was developed in partnership with local lawyers offering their services free of charge and the University of Windsor Mediation Service. The service offers low-income families a respectful and collaborative alternative to the court system. Eligible clients have the opportunity to resolve family law matters, such as child and spousal support, custody, and access.

The family mediation service is staffed by three pro bono lawyers trained through the Harvard Law School Mediation Program. University of Windsor law students assist by providing client intake and document follow-up services. The students are also able to observe the mediation sessions.

For further information

For more information, please contact:

Mary-Anne Stevens
District Area Director
Legal Aid Ontario
Essex, Lambton and Kent District Office
185 City Hall Square South
Windsor, ON N9A 6W5
Phone: 519-255-7822
Fax: 519-255-1795

Gerri Wong
Bridging Family Conflict
Phone: 519-969-1817