Like many areas of practice, family law is going through a period of change. Both clients and their lawyers are questioning traditional modes of practice. Economic woes both cause legal problems, and leave clients with limited resources with which to resolve them. Stress – for both families in crisis and for their lawyers – is a constant reality. Still, within this challenging climate, family lawyers are expected to work diligently and professionally in the service of their clients’ interests.
To understand how the bar is coping with the demands of modern family law practice, in the August 2012 issue of LAWPRO Magazine we invited a sampling of lawyers from across Ontario to answer the question “What keeps you up at night?”