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Family Law Intensive

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Family Law Intensive

Date & TimeTBC
Format Intensive
Price

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$630.00

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$750.00

CPD Units 6
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins St, Melbourne View Map

Guided by case study analysis, this conference will provide a breadth of strategic knowledge across family law, addressing critical implications to daily practice, while providing CPD units in each of the key compliance areas.

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Program Overview

  • Family Law Intensive - Friday 22 Mar
    • 8:30 AM Registration
    • 9:00 AM Opening and Welcome
    • 9:05 AM News from the Bench

      Our panel of judges from the Federal Circuit Court will cover recent case law developments of significance to family lawyers. Learn more about what issues the court have been facing, receive practical tips about preparing for court and the challenges the family court system may face over the next 12 months.

      Panellist:
      The Honourable Justice Cronin, Family Court of Australia
      Judge Bender, Federal Circuit Court of Australia

      Moderator: Maria Kourtis, Senior Lawyer, Family Law, McKean Park Lawyers

    • 10:05 AM Morning Tea
    • 10:30 AM Not the Great Sandini

      In this session, our knowledgeable presenter will address consequences arising from family law consent orders through a discussion of the case of Ellison v Sandini and other taxing matters.

      Speaker: Dr Gerry Bean, Partner, DLA Piper

      Chair: Will Stidston, Special Counsel, Barry. Nilsson’s Lawyers and Accredited Specialist Family law

    • 11:30 AM Family Law in the Age of Big Data

      What is the proper course of action for a lawyer to take when a client makes a recording without consent, or obtains an evidentiary document from a family computer or a partner’s cloud account? Which State and Federal laws may apply? Is the evidence admissible? Is it discoverable? How do the Solicitors Conduct Rules apply? These are some of the questions to be raised during this participative session. Practitioners are welcome to raise and discuss real-life examples during the session.

      Speaker: Daniel Kaufman, Special Counsel, Lander & Rogers

      Chair: Will Stidston, Special Counsel, Barry. Nilsson’s Lawyers and Accredited Specialist Family law

    • 12:30 PM Lunch
    • 1:30 PM The Self-Represented Litigant

      This session will examine a solicitor’s obligations towards self-represented litigant per legislation and case law. After establishing these obligations, our presenter will guide you through the development of a best practice model for dealing with self-represented litigants.

      Speaker: Dr Anna Parker, Barrister, Victorian Bar

      Chair:  John Spender, Principal, Kennedy Partners

    • 2:30 PM E-conveyancing – Tips and traps for the Family Lawyer

      Gain insights into some of the obstacles that have been encountered in relation to family law transactions since the commencement of the e-conveyancing system. Learn how to avoid these obstacles and receive expert tips on how to utilise this system with greater ease.

      Speakers:

      Megan Tennyson, PEXA Partner Victoria, Partner Program
      Paul Snow, Senior Policy Lawyer, Legal Policy, Law Institute of Victoria

      Chair:  John Spender, Principal, Kennedy Partners

    • 3:30 PM Afternoon Tea
    • 4:00 PM Ethical Considerations for Family Lawyers

      Each year more than 3500 solicitors call the LIV’s Ethics Advice Line to discuss issues they are facing in daily practice. Using de-identified real-life scenarios, our esteemed presenter, The Honourable Nahum Mushin, will facilitate an interactive discussion on ethical dilemmas and effective solutions.

      Speaker: The Honourable Nahum Mushin, Former Judge of the Family Court of Australia and Adjunct Professor of Law Monash University

      Chair: Maria Kourtis, Senior Lawyer, Family Law, McKean Park Lawyers
    • 5:00 PM Close

Further Details

  • Full Description

    Guided by case study analysis, this conference will provide a breadth of strategic knowledge across family law, addressing critical implications to daily practice, while providing CPD units in each of the key compliance areas.
     
    Main topics:

    • Recent case law developments
    • Consequences that may arise from family law consent orders
    • Family law in the age of big data
    • Best practice model for dealing with self-represented litigants
    • E-conveyancing: Tips and traps
    • Ethical dilemmas common to family lawyers
  • Presenters

    The Honourable Justice Paul Joseph Cronin, Family Court of Australia

    Judge Bender, Federal Circuit Court of Australia

    Dr Gerry Bean, Partner, DLA Piper

    Daniel Kaufman, Special Counsel, Lander & Rogers

    Megan Tennyson, PEXA Partner Victoria, Partner Program

    Paul Snow, Senior Policy Lawyer, Legal Policy, Law Institute of Victoria

    Dr Anna Parker, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    The Honourable Nahum Mushin, Former Judge of the Family Court of Australia and Adjunct Professor of Law Monash University

     

  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this session, you will:

    • Gain a better understanding of challenges the family court system may face over the next year and receive practical tips on how to address them
    • Keep on top of recent developments and acquire essential information on key family law matters to become a better advisor to your clients
    • Obtain effective strategies to improve how you manage common ethical dilemmas facing practitioners