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Family Law and Family Violence Legal Training Day

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Herbert Smith Freehills

Level 33

161 Castlereagh Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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This Legal Training Day program has been developed by Women’s Legal Service and presented in collaboration with CLCNSW for the CLC sector in NSW.


Family law and family violence legal training day

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8.45 Registration, tea and coffee provided


9.00 Welcome to Country - Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council

9.10-9.15 Opening Remarks

MORNING SESSION

9.15am-10.15am Family law cases – family violence – child’s right to enjoy culture – where CLCs can make a difference. (WLS Indigenous Women’s Legal Program team)

MCLE: Substantive Law



10.15-11.15 Safety planning in family law and taking a family violence history. (Pip Davis, WLS)

MCLE: Substantive Law



11.15-11.30 MORNING TEA,


MID MORNING SESSION

11.30-12.30 Panel Discussion – Case Studies

Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (Xanthe Emery); Welfare Rights Centre (Katherine Boyle); Legal Aid NSW Domestic Violence Unit; Family Advocacy and Support Service; Grants (to be confirmed).

Chair: Susannah O’Reilly (Solicitor in Charge, Domestic Violence Unit, Legal Aid NSW)

MCLE: Substantive Law



12.30–1.30 Ethical issues - focus on family law and family violence

(Linden Barnes, Senior Ethics Solicitor, Law Society of NSW)

MCLE: Ethics and professional responsibility


1.30-2.00 LUNCH


AFTERNOON SESSION

2.00-3.00 When Community Services intervenes – how to manage your family law case. (Speaker to be confirmed)

MCLE: Substantive Law


3.00-3.15 AFTERNOON TEA


LATE AFTERNOON SESSION

3.15-4.15 Affidavit drafting and getting evidence of violence before the court at interim and final hearing. Tips on how to run an interim hearing (Mark MacDiarmid, Accredited Specialist in family law)

MCLE: Substantive Law


4.15-4.45 New developments and current issues in family law – brief update

MCLE: Substantive Law


4.45-5.00 Closing remarks and evaluations

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Herbert Smith Freehills

Level 33

161 Castlereagh Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

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