Legal Education Events

Intensive Family Law CPD Day

We are hosting an intensive legal CPD workshop providing expert training for family law matters.

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The day will consist of four presentation sessions and one panel discussion. This is your opportunity to meet our experts to gain insights from their advanced professional knowledge.

With data from the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia showing that approximately 80% of family law cases allege at least one major risk factor (including family violence) it is imperative that practitioners build their competencies in complex family law issues.

Join this CPD event to gain valuable insights to strengthen your capabilities. You will gain practical tips and a broadened skill set.

Our expert presenters are:

  • Judge Monica Neville, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
    • How the Court considers safety and risk in family law matters” (compulsory topic of Substantive Law)
  • Senior Judicial Registrar Sharney Jenkinson, Federal Circuit and Family Court, Evatt List
    • “Preparing an interim application: From first interview to hearing” (compulsory topic of Professional Skills)
  • Jacqueline Dawson, Principal Solicitor, Sexton Family Law, Co-Chair Family Law Committee of the Law Society NSW, Accredited Specialist Family Law
    • “Practice management as a principal and managing matters/clients in the context of family law” (compulsory topic of Practice Management and Business Skills)
  • Gabrielle Craig, Assistant Principal Solicitor, WLS NSW, Accredited Specialist Family Law
    • “Ethical considerations in family law: complex issues that arise when dealing with serious allegations of risk, abuse or violence” (compulsory topic of Ethics)

Our panel discussion will be moderated by:

  • Judicial Registrar Julianne Bardetta – Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

By attending this full day event, you will:

  • Understand how the court assesses safety and risk in family law matters;
  • Learn how to prepare an interim application: from first interview to hearing
  • Gain insight into how to manage matters and clients as well as practice management as a principal solicitor and in the context of family law
  • Workshop ethical considerations in family law and in particular complex issues that arise when dealing with serious allegations of risk, abuse or violence
  • Witness a panel discussion between experts in the family law field
  • Participate in an interactive CPD event and ask questions from the experts

 Walk away with improved confidence in family law and 5 CPD points, with one in each of the for compulsory subject areas!

Date: Saturday 25 February 2023

Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm 

Location: The Teachers Federation Centre, Surry Hills, Sydney 


Tickets $500 ex gst and include all day catering.

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