Julie Ralhan

Julie Ralhan

PrincipalJulie Ralhan, Barrister & SolicitorFamily Law (ON)

Julie Ralhan, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., has practiced family law exclusively for 15 years. She has worked as Legal Counsel for both the Children's Aid Society and the Catholic Children's Aid Society in Hamilton, Ontario. Ms. Ralhan also practiced as an associate at MacDonald & Partners LLP, a matrimonial law firm in Toronto. Since 2012, Ms. Ralhan has focused exclusively on the representation of parents, grandparents and other family members in Children’s Aid Society cases. Ms. Ralhan was also one of the outside Commission Counsel for the Motherisk Commission, which examined the impact of unreliable hair testing practices in child protection cases.

Julie Ralhan, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., is a lawyer who focuses exclusively on the representation of parents and other family members in Children’s Aid Society cases.

Ms. Ralhan has practiced family law exclusively since her call to the Bar in 2003 in both the public and private sector. Following her call to the Bar, Ms. Ralhan worked as Legal Counsel to the Children's Aid Society of Hamilton and the Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton over a cumulative period of six years. In her capacity as Legal Counsel for both agencies, Ms. Ralhan conducted numerous trials, and gained significant experience in all aspects of pre-trial litigation. In 2009, Ms. Ralhan accepted a position at MacDonald & Partners LLP, a boutique matrimonial law firm in Toronto, as an associate lawyer, where her practice included all aspects of family law. In 2012, Ms. Ralhan launched her own law practice, focusing on the representation of parents and other family members in Children’s Aid Society cases. In addition to being in private practice, Ms. Ralhan is also one of the Commission counsel for the Motherisk Commission, which examined the impact of unreliable hair testing practices in child protection cases.

Ms. Ralhan obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from York University in 1999, her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2002, and her Master of Laws degree (part-time LL.M.) in Family Law from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009. During the LL.M. program, Ms. Ralhan wrote an extensive research paper on the topic of The Legal and Ethical Duties Owed by Counsel for Children's Aid Societies.

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M. (Family Law), 2009
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, 2002
  • York University, B.A., 1999

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2003