Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Portrait of Professor Carol Rogerson

Professor Carol Rogerson was awarded one of the 10 in 10 Awards of Excellence in Family Justice by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (Ontario Chapter). The AFCC is a multi-disciplinary family justice organization with chapters in the United States, Canada, and Australia

“The award was given to TEN (10) individuals or institutions to acknowledge their exemplary contributions to the field of family law and justice in Ontario,” says the AFCC on its website. 

The award recognized Rogerson's work, together with Prof. Rollie Thompson of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, on the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines. These guidelines are used frequently by family lawyers when advising their clients and negotiating agreements, and while the guidelines are not law, judges often base their decisions about spousal support on them. 

The awards also celebrated the 10th anniversary of AFCC Ontario by recognizing these individuals who have changed family law in Ontario over those 10 years.

In addition, Rogerson received the University of Toronto's Carolyn Tuohy Prize for Impact on Public Policy in April 2015, in recognition of her work on this project. She holds degrees in law from Harvard and Toronto, a master’s degree in English from Toronto, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta.