Learning & events

CPD event | Virtual Practice Group | three sessions on family law members wellbeing – COVID and safety response

with Danielle Jaku-Greenfield, Rachael Field and Sally Lord

29 Sept 2021| 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM AEST | 27 Oct and 24 Nov 2021 | 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM AEDT | Online

Family Law Members Wellbeing Sessions – drop in, connect and be supported!

The Resolution Institute’s national Family Law sub-committee is organising a one-hour monthly Zoom drop-in session to connect and support members on the frontline of family law work, especially in these challenging times.

The drop-in sessions will run on the last Wednesday of each month at 3.30pm commencing on Wednesday, 29 September. Each session will follow a loose structure that will include a relevant topic for the month, industry news and self-care tips and strategies.

Topics may include:

  • Implications from the Women’s Safety Conference,
  • Implications of the court merger to our practice,
  • Helpful practice tips from the National Mediation Conference.

Strategies for self-care may include for example:

  • Navigating stress and pressure in times of change, uncertainty, lock-down and in remote workplaces,
  • Addressing concepts of managing your mind and responses in the moment,
  • Recognising your physiological and psychological signs of stress; and personal triggers

Save the dates and add the link to your calendar. Sally, Rachael and Danielle look forward to seeing you! We hope you are able to join us - all welcome

About the presenters

Danielle Jaku-Greenfield

Danielle has worked in family law since 2002, starting as a lawyer, both in private practice and the community sector, and then moving into mediation, becoming a FDRP in 2007. She has written and published books for children of separating families.

In addition, Danielle has lectured in family law, and since 2010 in postgraduate family law at The College of Law. Since 2014, she has been training future mediators and is particularly interested in the reflective practice and the wellbeing of fellow mediators.

Sally Lord

Sally Lord was the Senior Family Law Mediator for Legal Aid NSW from Jan 2009 until July 2021. She has relocated to Adelaide and will shortly be setting up practice in SA.

Sally had responsibility for the clinical supervision and professional development of an extensive statewide FDR panel. She holds several degrees including a Masters of Dispute Resolution and has published and presented at many conferences.

Sally was involved in the design, development and implementation of a number of innovative DR initiatives at Legal Aid and also has experience in Care & Protection Mediation and International Child Abduction mediations (Hague matters).

Rachael Field

Rachael is a Professor of Law in the Bond University Faculty of Law, and Co-Director of the Bond Dispute Resolution Centre and Bond’s Centre for Professional Legal Education. Her areas of teaching and research expertise include dispute resolution, family law and domestic violence, lawyer and law student well-being and legal education. Rachael has published widely in the DR field and completed a PhD on mediation ethics in 2011.

She is co-author with Laurence Boulle of Australian Dispute Resolution Law and Practice and Mediation in Australia. Rachael is an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow (2010), the winner of a National Teaching Citation (2008) and an Australian Teaching Excellence Award (2014), and she is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She founded the Australian Wellness Network for Law and co-founded the ADR Research Network.

Rachael is a member of the Queensland Law Society Well-Being Working Group, Domestic and Family Violence Committee and the Family Law Specialist Accreditation Committee. She has been a volunteer with Women’s Legal Service, Brisbane since 1993 and is now an Ambassador for the Service. In 2013 Rachael was named Queensland Woman Lawyer of the Year and in 2020 she was elected as an Academic Bencher of the Inner Temple in London.

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