Available courses

A private discussion area for Ontario's Family Court Support Worker program, funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General


This multi-module course is an accompaniment to our After She Leaves Manual. It covers:

  • Violence against women within the family, the dynamics and impact
  • Family law issues for women after leaving an abusive relationship
  • Family court processes
  • Getting legal advice
  • Strategies for providing effective support

Designed for family law lawyers. Topics covered:

  • Understanding intimate partner abuse
  • Converging issues - cultural & legal
  • Intake & screening
  • Practice management
  • Common issues in cases involving partner abuse
  • Evidence
  • Professional responsibility

This program contains 1hr 20 mins Professionalism Hours and is eligible for up to 1 hr 10 min Substantive Hours. To enroll, contact projectco@lukesplace.ca.

Designed for family law lawyers. Topics covered:

  • Understanding intimate partner abuse
  • Converging issues - cultural & legal
  • Intake & screening
  • Practice management
  • Common issues in cases involving partner abuse
  • Evidence
  • Professional responsibility

This program contains 1hr 20 mins Professionalism Hours and is eligible for up to 1 hr 10 min Substantive Hours. To enroll, contact projectco@lukesplace.ca.

A private forum to support lawyers who are working with and on behalf of women dealing with issues of violence and abuse.

This online training for Virtual Legal Clinic partnering organizations supports workers to identify family law issues, work with lawyers and use the Clinic services. The Virtual Legal Clinic connects women to family law lawyers for free legal advice.

This online training for Citizen Social Science Researchers provides information about the Community Engaged Ontario Family Court Research project, family law and family court, intimate partner violence and how to conduct court observations. Researchers can also access resources, required forms and the policy and procedure manual.

Based on the Luke's Place model, this toolkit contains materials to enhance the delivery of family law support services. Some of the material is intended for managers and administrators, some for the women you work with, but most of it is for frontline workers. 

A downloadable report on services for women in Ontario available to anyone using this site.

A private space for our pro bono lawyers