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ACT Chapter Annual Meeting

7 December 2017

Time: 5:00 PM -7:00 PM
Venue: ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT)
4th Floor, 1 Moore Street,
Canberra City
Cost:

Members: Free
Guests: $25

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Presentation: Mediation is lawyers work

Guest Speakers: Graeme Neate AM and Rebecca Curran

Thursday 7 December 2017

We invite members and colleagues to join the ACT Chapter and our guest speakers,
Graeme Neate AM, President of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal and barrister,
Rebecca Curran for a session examining mediation from a participating lawyer’s point of view.
The session will considers how lawyers can add value to a mediation while staying true to facilitative principles.

We will commence at 5:00 pm with light refreshments, followed at 5.30pm by a short Annual Meeting. Graham and Rebecca will give their presentation from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

About the Annual Meeting

We hope you will consider putting yourself forward for one of the 8 positions on our Chapter Committee. The Chapter Committee works together to develop a program of professional development and networking events and to think about ways of raising awareness of Resolution Institute and dispute resolution within the ACT.

About Graeme Neate and Rebecca Curran

Graeme Neate AM is the President of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal and a nationally accredited mediator. His past appointments include President of the National Native Title Tribunal, Industrial Commissioner of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, inaugural chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Tribunals, and memberships in the Land Court of Queensland, Land Appeal Court of Queensland, and Advisory Committee to the Australian Law Reform Commission.

Rebecca was called to the Bar in 2012. Prior to this Rebecca was a Registrar of the Family Court of Australia in Brisbane, and partner of Canberra firm Phelps Reid. Rebecca practises in all areas of family law and de facto relationships law, including property, financial matters and children’s matters. She also practices in wills and estates, administrative law and employment law.

Rebecca is a nationally accredited mediator; Member of the ACT Bar Council; Chair of the ACT Bar Family Law Committee; ACT Chapter Committee member of Resolution Institute (combining LEADR and IAMA); and was noted by Doyles Guide as a leading ACT Family Law Barrister in 2016 and as a Leading Family Law Mediator in 2016.