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Gender, Sex and the Law in Canada
By: Johanne Elizabeth O'Hanlon, B.A., B.C.L. LL.B., LL.M.
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Contributors: Renee R Cochard, LL.B.,LL.M., Ph.D. (Can), Q.C., Ildiko David, B.C.L., Marie Hélène Dubé, Marie L. Gordon Q.C., Professor Berend (Ben) Hovius, Johanna Sarfati, and Steven G. Slimovitch, B.A., LL.B. Does the law reflect the evolving roles of men and women, or does it help to shape them? Gender, Sex and the Law in Canada brings together a group of prominent legal and social thinkers from across Canada in an attempt to provoke and start a dialogue. Consisting of articles from leading practitioners and academics in the areas of criminal, family, and alternative dispute resolution law, Gender, Sex and the Law in Canada examines the intersection between the law and gender and explores the effect of gender bias in the application and development of the law in various areas such as family, criminal and immigration law. Topics examined include: the role gender plays in legal negotiations; the economic and property rights of de facto spouses; child pornography offences; freedom of religion and child custody.
About the Author
Johanne Elizabeth O'Hanlon, B.A., B.C.L. LL.B., LL.M., has an undergraduate degree from Concordia University. She received a Bachelor of Civil Law degree, a Bachelor of Laws degree, and a Master of Law degree from McGill University. She is also a lawyer trained in Collaborative law.
Me. O'Hanlon has been practising in the field of family law since 1995. Her specialty is negotiations and alternative dispute resolution all the while providing litigation services when necessary. She has worked on numerous custody issues, international kidnappings, divorce, separation, support claims, and partition of wealth issues. She was counsel for the Women's Legal and Education Fund (LEAF) in the notorious Eric and Lola case at the Supreme Court of Canada, dealing with the constitutional rights of de facto spouses in Quebec.
Me. O'Hanlon also serves as an arbitrator for the Quebec Bar, has acted on several Bar committees attempting to improve aspects of legal representation in Québec, and delivered conferences at a national level on issues of self-representation, unmarried spouses, game theory and family law negotiations, as well as general family law topics. She is also the author of Gender, Sex and the Law in Canada, published by Carswell.