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Annual Institute of Family Law

Each year, the CCLA holds four major conferences - our Cornerstone Conferences. Designed by dedicated volunteer committees, these conferences are known for their high quality programming and warm East Region hospitality. For your continued professional development and networking opportunities, the CCLA Cornerstone Conferences are not to be missed.


Annual Institute of Family Law

First held in 1992, in Ottawa, ON
Length: One and a half days
Current Program Chairs: Mimi Marrello & Diana Carr


Upcoming Conference

29th Annual Institute of Family Law
October 1, October 16, November 5 & November 12, 2020
The 2020 conference will be offered as a 4-part series in virtual format only.  Please see the main Schedule of Events for details. 


Please fill out this form if you are a qualified Arbitrator and  Domestic Violence Screener.

Planning Committee

The terms of reference for the Annual Institute of Family Law Planning Committee can be found here.

Committee Member Phone Email
Diana Carr (Co-Chair), Diana Carr Family Law 613-567-1431
Mimi Marrello (Co-Chair), Low Murchison Radnoff LLP 613-236-9442
David Ang, Sharp Ang
Andrea CamachoWarren Camacho LLP
Michèle LabrosseMackinnon & Phillips 613-236-0662
Hon. Pam MacEachern, Superior Court of Justice

Tanya Parker Wallace, Parker Wallace Family Law
613-225-6411 x 130
Julien Payne, Q.C.
Jodie Reynolds, Levesque, Grenkie 613-363-4799
Kerri Ross, Sinclair Ross Family Law 613-680-5300
Gerald Yemensky, CCY Family Lawyers 613-727-9698 x 226

Previous Conferences

  • 27th Annual Institute of Family Law (April 13-14, 2018, Montebello, QC)
  • 26th Annual Institute of Family Law (April 21-22, 2017, Montebello, QC)
  • 25th Annual Institute of Family Law (April 8-9, 2016, Montebello, QC)
  • 24th Annual Institute of Family Law (May 8-9, 2015, Montebello, QC)


Past Conference Materials

Conference Paper Binder Contents List - 2001 to 2019 (.docx) (.pdf)

Conference papers from 2014 onward are available on CanLII.

Please contact the library for assistance with papers from any year.


Topic Suggestions

Please fill out this form to suggest topic inclusions for future conferences.