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Family Law Conferences - now open for registration

17 Sep 2009

Legal Aid NSW is pleased to invite panel members to register for 2009 family law and care and protection conferences. The programs for both conferences are attached.

Legal Aid NSW this year celebrates 30 years of providing high quality legal services to the community. We are excited by the high calibre speakers we have attracted this year to celebrate this landmark with us.

The family law conference on Friday 30 October 2009 will be opened by the Commonwealth Attorney-General followed by Chief Justice of the Family Court, Diana Bryant. Other highlights include a keynote address by Justice Judy Ryan, and Professor Patrick Parkinson on children’s voices in family law disputes. There will also be an in-depth examination of family violence - relevant in light of the Attorney-General’s recent announcement of a series of new measures to address family violence in the family law system.

The Care and Protection conference on Saturday 31 October 2009 will be opened by Barbara Perry MP followed by an address from President Mark Marien, President of the Children's Court. A significant part of the conference will focus on the impact of the Wood reforms to Children’s Court practice, including an examination of different models of alternate dispute resolution for care matters being considered.

Please look through the program and register early to secure your attendance.