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Legal update 

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Mi v Li [2018] ACTCA 66: A cautionary tale on the challenges of challenging an Arbitral Award
Mi v Li [2018] ACTCA 66 >>

Thanks to Karen Ingram (Partner) and Roxana Carrion from Clayton Utz Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, for preparation of the Legal Update.

Member's voice

What is the alternative in workplace mediation?>>

Elizabeth Rosa is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and Principal of Resolve-at-Work  

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If you would like to share views, reflections or ideas with fellow members, we welcome article submissions  at >>


National Mediation Conference >>
Canberra, 15-17 Apr 2019

2019 Indigenous National Justice Conference: No More Bars>>
Queensland AU, 15-17 May 2019 | Call for papers now open

Resolution Institute: Spotlight on practice 2019 >>
Wellington NZ, 16-17 Oct 2019

DR articles & info 

Matthew Shepherd is researching the use of position papers at mediation.  | AU & NZ
Matthew is a RI member, lawyer, mediator and academic. His research will assist mediators to optimise their mediation process, lawyers engaging in mediation, parties engaging in mediation and courts in referring parties and lawyers to arbitration. Mediators please clich here to complete a 5-min ananoymous survey>>

Major rewrite to the family court inches closer  | NZ Chair of the Independent Panel examining the 2014 family justice reforms, Rosslyn Noonan talks to Radio NZ about the potential changes to the family justice system.>>

Lawyer-assisted mediation program boasts ‘record’ 83% settlement rate  | AU Legal Services Commission of South Australia’s legal aid service, the Family Dispute Resolution program, helps separating couples reach agreement over the care of their children and the division of assets. Since its implementation, the service’s success rate has seen a steady climb, with the latest figures indicating that it is now achieving a settlement in 83 per cent of cases, up from 77 per cent in 2016.>>

How Can We Sell The Mediation Product If We Haven’t Worked Out What It Is  | AU Greg Rooney ponders two distinct questions. "One relates to whether, with enough real-world research, we can put mediation in a nice box with a ribbon around it and show it to everyone as a discrete valuable product. The second question is why people and organisations do not embrace mediation.">>

National farm debt mediation scheme great news for farm businesses  | AU The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell welcomed the agreement by federal, state and territory governments to enact a national farm debt mediation scheme.>>

America's Cup arbitration panel called in to address late entries from three challengers  | NZ Up to three of the six challengers for the 2021 America's Cup in Auckland are the target of legal action to be heard by the Cup's arbitration panel.>>

FDR Outcome Measurement Tool  | AU The Department of Social Services commissioned the Centre for Family Research and Evaluation to develop and trial a suitable, evidence-based tool to measure the impact and effectiveness of family dispute resolution services for clients. This project was the first of its kind in developing outcome measurement tools for the Family Law Services programs.>>


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Professional learning

Resolution Institute

Local networking & CPD

7 March | Wellington practice group: Transferable skills - maximise your mediation skills in your work and daily life.  No registration required turn up 12 noon at RI Wellington

13 March | Perth WA | Mediation – Alternate Dispute Resolution or Primary Dispute Resolution with the Hon. Jane Crisford SC & The voice and choice of children in Mediation with Yvette Strawbridge>>

9 April | Perth WA | Analysing delays for extension of time with Jonathan Shahady>>


5 March | The philosophy and practice of Restorative Engagement with Janine Carroll>>

20 March | Damaging behaviours in the workplace - when to mediate with Judy Dell>>

And look out for...
Shelby Timmins on 'Collaborative practice' and Anna Quinn and Anne Sutherland-Kelly on 'The mediators role in agreement and closure' coming up in April


Mediation NMAS training >>
Mediation 'Refresher' training >>
Mediator assessments >>
CINERGY™ 4-day conflict coaching >>
CINERGY™ 2-day 'Refresher' training >>

Other providers

8 Mini PD Workshops: Monday Modules>> for experienced Mediators with Margaret Halsmith
Online interactive video conference

8 Mini PD Workshops: Thursday Topics>> for new Mediators with Margaret Halsmith
Online interactive video conference

How to run a workplace mediation>> with Elizabeth Rosa
Sydney 11-12 Mar 2019
Melbourne 28-29 Mar 2019
RI member discount code RESOLVE5

VADR Regional Mediation Workshop>> 
Daylesford VIC 23 Mar 2019

Advanced elder mediation professional development>> with Judy McCann-Beranger (EMIN) and Assoc. Prof. Dale Bagshaw (EMAN) 
Adelaide 3-5 April 2019

Foundations in Public Participation (IAP2)>>
Techniques for Effective Public Participation 9 & 10 April 2019
Planning for Effective Public Participation - 13, 14 & 15 May 2019

Conciliation in the shadow of the law>> with David Bryson & Michael Mitchell
Melbourne 13-14 May 2019
RI member discount 10%

Transforming conflict into cooperation through group conferencing>> with Dr David Moore and Dr Alikki Vernon
Melbourne 15-17 May 2019

Hong Kong Institute of Construction Adjudicators (HKICAdj) adjudicator training course>> delivered by experienced adjudicators and cross-border expert trainers
Hong Kong 20-23 May 2019
(early bird fees end 31 Jan 2019)

Strategies for Dealing with Opposition and Outrage in Public Participation (IAP2)>>
Sydney 23 & 24 May 2019

Humanistic Mediation Workshop>>
with Jacqueline Morineau and Margaret Ross
Mantes, France 3-5 Jun 2019

Tuscany mediation retreat >>
with Margaret Ross and Greg Rooney
Tuscany, Italy 15-22 Jun 2019

Intensive Negotiation Skills >>  with Michael Klug
Auckland 29-30 Jul 2019
RI member discount available

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