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Med-arb: A way to settle children’s matters without going to court

23 August 2017

Time: 5:15 PM -7:30 PM
Venue: Family Relationship Centre
495 Hunter Street

Members $25.00

Student members $10.00

Guests $35.00

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Wednesday 23 August

Join the Newcastle Chapter as Anne Ardagh discusses the practical application of med-arb in children's matters. The presentation will cover the following issues:

  • What is med-arb and what is its legal background?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using med-arb in children's matters
  • Structure and integrity of process
  • Confidentiality
  • Party involvement and impact
  • Fairness and bias
  • Control vs self-determination
  • Mediator/FDRP training

Learn from the case illustrations provided by Anne, bring along cases for discussion regarding the suitability of med-arb and earn CPD points.

Resolution Institute thanks Interrelate who are generously hosting this event.

About Anne Ardagh

Resolution Institute member, Anne Ardagh is former Head of School, Charles Sturt University where she developed an online graduate program in Dispute Resolution in 1995. She currently advises for the DR Program and is a member of the CSU mediation teaching staff. Anne has written extensive learning materials and has researched and published numerous books and articles in Law and DR.

Anne has been a mediator since 1992. She has supervised a panel of mediators for the CJC and overseen the pilot program for Community Youth Conferencing in 1996-98. She is a CJC trainer, assessor and mentor. She is also an FDRP and NMAS mediator. Anne has done extensive management consulting in mediation and facilitation and has been a member of numerous dispute resolution panels.

In 2015 Anne received an Australian Dispute Resolution Association inaugural fellowship for “outstanding contribution to Australian Dispute Resolution”. She is a committee member of the Newcastle chapter of Resolution Institute.