Upcoming Events

Public Legal Education Information Session: Child Support

October 27 at 12 p.m. | Zoom

Do you have questions about child support? Our Community Legal Services team, including lawyer Greg Parrack and a group of Student Legal Caseworkers, will answer questions like:

  • What is child support?
  • Who is considered a child?
  • How do I calculate child support?
  • What is retroactive child support?
  • What happens if child support is not paid?
  • What is "undue hardship"?

Questions can be submitted in advance using this form.

Please note: This session is meant to provide general legal information and not legal advice for specific, individual scenarios.

Zoom link: https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/96492838095
Passcode: 340872


A Face of ‘Unfounded’: Ava Williams’ Experience

October 28 at 6 p.m. | Zoom

Part 1 of Western Law's 2021-22 Gender-Based & Sexual Violence Education Series. Students who attend at least 4 sessions will receive a certificate of recognition signed by Dean Chamberlain.

When Ava Williams, JD'18, was in the middle of her 2L year, she shared the story of her sexual assault in Unfounded, a front-page national investigation by the Globe and Mail about police handling of sexual assault reports. Overnight, the story blew up and the public, political, and police response was beyond what anyone could have expected.

Ava is now a lawyer on Bay Street and the named plaintiff in a civil Charter lawsuit against the London Police. She will discuss her experience as a survivor of gender-based violence and what it was like to share her story despite having no idea how it would be received by the legal community.

Register here