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VIC LEADR Chapter: Inaugural Statutory ADR Special Interest Group

20 February 2014

Time: 5:30 PM -7:00 PM
Venue: Office of the Health Services Commissioner
Level 26
570 Bourke Street

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Are you interested in networking others who practise in a statutory ADR setting?

The Victorian Chapter of LEADR warmly invites you to attend this inaugural event:

  • to participate in a session which highlights significant practice issues in statutory ADR
  • to establish a community of practice for statutory ADR practitioners
  • to develop a membership base for this Special Interest Group (SIG)

LEADR recognises that statutory ADR offers challenges particularly in developing hybrid ADR processes which combine advisory or evaluative processes with the facilitative approaches most commonly associated with mediation. This Special Interest Group (SIG) will offer statutory ADR practitioners an opportunity to explore these challenges, to connect with others in related areas and to extend your professional development.

Practice issues and approaches to statutory ADR

Lynne Coulson Barr will introduce some of the practice issues and approaches to statutory ADR identified in the work of the Disability Services Commissioner, through a United States study tour and in her doctoral research on decision making about the suitability of disputes for conciliation. This research focussed on the models and approaches adopted by statutory complaints bodies around Australia. Following this, there will be a panel discussion on examples of practice issues and approaches in other statutory bodies.

About Lynne Coulson Barr

Lynne is the Chair of the inaugural Statutory ADR Special Interest Group and the Deputy Commissioner with the Disability Services Commissioner, where she has overall responsibility for the decision making and resolution of complaints made to the Commissioner, as well as education and training activities on complaint resolution. Lynne is currently completing a Doctorate of Juridical Science with Monash University, and recently returned from the United States where she undertook a study tour of ADR through a Weinstein International Fellowship.


Dr Grant Davies
Acting Health Services Commissioner

Anna Lee Cribb
Commissioner, Fair Work Australia

Michelle Mead
Manager, Dispute Resolution Unit, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission