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Recap: LGBTIQ Families in Family Law

Last Tuesday - 28 May 2019 - we hosted our 'LGBTIQ Families in Family Law' event! Thank you to our fabulous speakers Felicity Marlowe from Rainbow Families Victoria, Karen Field from drummond street services and Rebecca Dahl from Nicholes Family Lawyers - it was a great afternoon! Photo: Felicity Marlowe (left), Rebecca Dahl (middle) and Karen Field (right) The event ran from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm and included the framing of LGBTIQ families in the Australian community and the discussion of the experiences of LGBTIQ people when navigating the family law sector and post-separation space. It also examined the legal issues experienced by LGBTIQ people when accessing legal assistance both in family l

The Intersections of Child Protection and Family Law

Thursday, 27 June 2019 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Chief Justice Conference Room, Commonwealth Law Courts, Level 14, 305 William Street. We invite you to join the VFLPN to learn about the intersections between the Child Protection and Family Law jurisdictions. This forum will feature a presentation from our keynote speaker, Samantha Davis, the co-located Child Protection Principal Practice Adviser - Family Law Liaison, who will talk to Child Protections processes of investigation and intervention in relation to reports and how they may interact with family law proceedings. Following the presentation our expert panel of professionals will discuss a hypothetical scenario in which we will follow a

Recap: High Conflict in Family Law - Good Practice Forum 2019

A few weeks ago the VFLPN hosted the 'High Conflict in Family Law - Good Practice Forum 2019'! This forum focused on a theme of family violence and featured presentations from No to Violence and Women's Legal Service, as well as workshops on self-care and networking activities. Check out some photos from the day! On Wednesday May 8 the POP Managers’ group along with the team from Victorian Family Law Pathways held its annual forum. Joined by colleagues from Albury/Wodonga, Gippsland, Frankston , Geelong as well as metropolitan Melbourne we were once again welcomed with a wonderful breakfast selection which helped get the day off to a great start. Our focus for this year was family violence

Law Week 2019 Kiosk

On Wednesday 15 May 2019, the VFLPN set up an Information and Referral Kiosk to celebrate Law Week 2019! We had a great time chatting to the members of the community and providing referrals to family law support services. Family conflict affects so many Australians, so it was a fantastic opportunity to spread awareness about the services available. Did you know? VFLPN Kiosk Information and Referral Officers are staffed at the Melbourne and Dandenong Commonwealth Law Courts most mornings to help provide referrals! More information about the VFLPN Information and Referral Kiosk can be accessed by clicking here

LGBTIQ Families in Family Law Forum

Register for our upcoming event "LGBTIQ Families in Family Law" forum! This forum hosted by the VFLPN will take place on Tuesday 28 May 2019 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Join presenters Karen Field and Rebecca Dahl in discussing the LGBTIQ community's experiences and challenges within the family law system. This forum will introduce practitioners and lawyers working in and alongside the family law sector to the unique experiences and issues of LGBTIQ families as they interact with family law and with post separation services. About the presenters: Karen Field Chief Executive Office - Drummond Street Services As CEO of drummond street services, Karen Field brings family focused rese

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