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At this session, our expert panel will talk about the new Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and address what we all need to know, including:
In this seminar the following points are discussed.
Mediation offers the best chance many family law litigants have to resolve their case on their own terms. Solicitors, Counsel and Mediators all have an important role to play in facilitating this process.
This is an opportunity to hear from two experienced barristers about how they approach mediations, from the perspective of counsel and mediator.
This seminar presents a great opportunity for all legal practitioners working in child protection to get up to speed with recent case law relevant to the jurisdiction, and to ask questions of some of the Counsel who appeared.
The Family Law Bar Association invites you to a conversation with Jess Hill, award winning investigative journalist and author of the 2020 Stella Prize winning ground-breaking, international best seller, “See What You Made Me Do”. Described by Helen Garner as “a shattering book: clear-headed, meticulous, driving always at the truth”, See What You Made Me Do is difficult and essential reading for all who practice family law.
Jess discusses her research, her findings and, most importantly, her views on how the family law system can be improved to better protect victims of domestic abuse. Come listen, learn and question – this book may change the way you practice.
We are all having to adapt to new ways of working remotely, and electronic court books and briefs are here to stay.
This seminar is a beginners’ guide to setting up and accessing eBrief, uploading documents, tags and annotation and creating Court Books.
The Australian Defence Force has approximately 60,000 permanent members, and approximately 21,000 members of the active reserve. Litigants who are members of the ADF can raise unique challenges for practitioners in the family law jurisdiction, such as issues related to postings and deployments, defined benefit pensions, and employment limitations when facing intervention orders.
In this presentation, the speakers address some of the legal and practical challenges facing litigants and practitioners with respect to parenting applications, property settlement proceedings, and intervention orders when one or both of the parties are members of the ADF.
Tax issues such as CGT (including rollover relief), Division 7A as well as trust and corporate law issues frequently arise in family law property proceedings. A recent trend has also seen the Commissioner of Taxation intervening in s79 proceedings to secure payment of tax debts owed by a party or parties to the marriage prior to any distribution of property.
In the seminar, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria, the Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and the President of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal will each explore emerging practice areas, as well as highlighting those practice areas that are static or shrinking.
In this CPD seminar introduced by Dr Matt Collins QC and chaired by Patrick O’Shannessy, the Honourable Chief Judge William Alstergren, Judge Grant Riethmuller, Judge Stewart and Judge Harland discuss the new Practice Direction and other Developments in the Federal Circuit Court.
Practice direction No. 2 of 2017 of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, published on 7 December 2017, came into effect as of 1 January 2018.
The Victorian Bar in conjunction with the Health and Wellbeing Committee present speakers; Bernadette Healy, Re-Vision Group Counselling (The Victorian Bar Counselling service) and Rosa Silvestro, Psychologist and Family Consultant. The session focuses on family therapy as it would apply to potential clients and services available for barristers themselves and their families.
In this seminar, The Honourable Justice Paul Cronin, Her Honour Magistrate Carolene Gwynn and Robin Smith discuss Family law proceedings that are running concurrent to relevant proceedings in other courts.
This is a panel session which discusses the legal issues that arise in bankruptcy cases in relation to family law matters. The panel, chaired by Geoffrey Dickson QC consists of barristers Leslie Glick QC, Peter Fary and Catherine Gobbo, as well as Family Court Justice Paul Cronin.
This is a seminar given by Eugene Hyman, a former Judge in the Santa Clara County Superior Court and Santa Clara County Municipal Courts in California for 20 years. Mr. Hyman speaks on current issues of domestic violence and its treatment in the courts. There is, of course, much in common and much to learn from the American experience.
This seminar is presented by Catherine Devine. Ms. Devine is a barrister specialising in the area of child support. Ms. Devine discusses private school fees in the child support context. Ms. Devine advises on the process of forming these agreements, the factors to consider and the legal requirements the agreement must adhere to.
This CPD is a seminar which discusses the Royal Commission Into Family Violence (March, 2016). His Honour, Chief Magistrate of Victoria, Peter Lauritsen discusses the submissions made by the Magistrates Court and Children’s Court to the Commission, the findings of the Commission, and the relevant recommendations of the Commission.