Family Law Pathways

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Brisbane Family Law Pathways Network members

We are currently planning for professional development events for our membership for the forthcoming financial year, however, in the meantime we have been advised of a couple of workshops that may be of interest to you.

1. The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is hosting the following webinar:

The role of social science research in contemporary family law

The webinar will explore the influence of social science research in shaping family law policy, particularly aspects of the 2006 shared care legislation and the 2012 family violence amendments. The presenters will also interrogate the place of social science research in family law implementation and decision-making by professionals in the family law system, including judges, lawyers, family dispute resolution practitioners, family consultants and counsellors.

Date: 8 August 2013

Time: 2pm – 3pm AEST

Presenters: Ms Zoe Rathus AM and Professor Lawrie Moloney

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2. The Australian Mediators Association is hosting the following workshop:
Family Dispute Resolution and ADR Essentials

Topics covered:
Gender and culture – the silent emotion catalysts
Concealed emotion – the driver in the conflict seat
Attachment – hardwiring in the brain
Apology – the great healer or salt in the wound
Threats of harm – understanding your responsibilities when persons may be at risk.

Date: 9th September 2013

Time: Session 1 – 9am – 12.30pm;  Session 2 – 1.30pm – 5pm

Presenters: Professor Phillip Green & Ms Nicola Hartfield

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For any information regarding either event please contact the organisers.