Program

The National Family Law Conference Organising Committee is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Conference program featuring an outstanding array of keynote speakers from around Australia and overseas. A thought provoking, engaging and informative three day program is on offer examining the issues and challenges faced in family law today and into the future issues as well as tackling the day to day practical issues within practices.

Program highlights include:

State of the Nation Panel
The Hon Christian Porter MP, Attorney-General of Australia
The Hon Justice John Pascoe AC CVO, Chief Justice, Family Court of Australia 
The Hon Justice Will Alstergren, Chief Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Australia 
Wendy Kayler-Thomson, Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia 

Peter Nygh Memorial Lecture: Choice of Law Rules in Family Law
Bret Walker SC, NSW Bar 
Chair: The Hon Justice Peter Murphy, Family Court of Australia 

My Country –My rules?
Haz Mustaffa, HM Lawyers
Vincent Shin, West Justice Community Legal Centre
Moderator: Richard Fidler, ABC Radio Presenter

How dare you interfere in my child’s life?
Diahann Gordon Harrison, Children’s Advocate of Jamaica 

Family Violence; One issue – many different perspectives
Panel discussion 

More heat – less light 
The Hon Justice Walter Sofronoff, President, Court of Appeal Queensland 
Chair: The Hon Justice Stephen Thackray, Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia 

Do return Hague orders do more harm than good? 
Professor Marilyn Freeman, University of Westminster, UK 

VIEW THE PROGRAM

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JUNIOR LAWYERS’ DAY

Following the success of the Junior Lawyers’ Day in 2016, this specially designed one-day program will run again in 2018. This day will give law firms the opportunity to introduce junior lawyers to the National Family Law Conference experience.

The Junior Lawyers program is open to legal practitioners admitted on or after 01 January 2014. For further details of the program please click here. Places are limited so we encourage you to register early.

FULL PROGRAM INFORMATION INCLUDING JUNIOR LAWYERS’ DAY SESSIONS

CPD POINT ALLOCATION

For information regarding CPD points allocation, please click here.

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