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Hello! I am Laurie Pascoe and I have been practising law in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada since 1977. I practice in the areas of Family Law, Wills and Powers of Attorney and the Administration of Estates. My web site is organized according to these practice areas to allow my clients and prospective clients to locate information more easily.

Each practice area has a slide presentation outlining what occurs at a client's first consultation, client forms, and sometimes other articles which are not in the packet. There are also links to other web sites of interest. My questionnaires and forms are also set out separately from the packet and can be filled out online and emailed to me or one can just print them out be brought to the appointment.

From years of experience, I believe that the court process, though sometimes necessary, is not the best way to resolve matrimonial disputes. It is expensive and the results at times arbitrary. I believe the dispute will be resolved more fairly and less costly both financially and emotionally by proper negotiations. I therefore put all my effort to try to settle the case. I advise clients of all the processes available to them to resolve their matter, but if the matter is not resolved and requires a court application I turn the file over to a litigation lawyer who I would help find and I would brief them on the case.

As I am quite interested in Law Office Management I have presented a number of articles for lawyers on this subject and some substantive law articles which are found in Articles for Lawyers.

To encourage feedback to help me improve my services, I have some short surveys. I provide an annual prize for the best suggestion for me or my clients. If you think watching television shows about lawyers qualifies you to be a lawyer, try my Legal Quiz.

To know more about me, my service principles and my staff then click About Lawrence.

In the Video and Presentation section I have slide presentations of first consultations as well as a six part video on "Completing Ontario Form 13.1 Financial Statement.

My Sitemap Index lists everything on my site and remember to get back to my home page from any page just click on the top banner.

To find out how best to contact me and how to get to my office click on Contact.