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Workshop on FDR Issues in ALRC Family Law Discussion Paper

9 October 2018

Time: 5:30 PM -8:30 PM
Venue: Family Relationship Centre, Sydney
Level 7, 10 Barrack Street
Sydney NSW 2000

$35.00 Members

$55.00 Guests

Free for RI student members

Tuesday, 9 October

5.30 - 6.00pm registration and networking
6.00 - 8.30 pm discussion and interactive workshop

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) will release its Discussion Paper of the Family Law System in early October. This provides another important opportunity for the community of Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners to contribute to 're-imagining the family law system in a way that better supports the range of contemporary needs of separating families and their children', as Commissioner Professor Helen Rhoades remarked to the recent AIFS conference.

The Resolution Institute will host an interactive workshop to consider key FDR questions in the Discussion Paper, and will then convey the views of participants in a consultation with the ALRC. The Resolution Institute is proud to partner with the Sydney City Family Relationships Centre, managed by Relationships Australia NSW, to offer this workshop to those interested in contributing to the future of Australian family dispute resolution.

About the presenters

Dr Sue Armstrong

Dr Sue Armstrong is an FDRP, Mediator, Coach, Collaborative Professional and Adjunct Professor at Western Sydney Law School. She has researched, presented and published widely about FDR, particularly about access and diversity issues.

Paula Bruce

Ms Paula Bruce is a Chairperson for the Family Law Special Interest Group at NSW Resolution Institute. She has 20 years' experience working in the field as a practitioner, lawyer, researcher, trainer and manager of family dispute resolution services.