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Thursday 23 February 2017, 5pm — ACT Law Society Training Room
AIFLAM is the designated body to train and accredit arbitrators under the new Family Law Rules for Arbitration. AIFLAM will be holding a forum to allow members of the profession and other stakeholders to exchange views and hear AIFLAM’s plans for advancement of arbitration as a primary dispute resolution process. For more information please see the discussion paper, which sets out some points for discussion at the Forum.
Wednesday 1 March 2017, 9.30 - 11.30am — Legal Aid ACT
Legal Aid ACT presents a series of free training sessions for new lawyers and legal support staff. This session will be facilitated by members of the ACT AntiSlavery & Trafficking Network. The objectives of the training will be to understand the range and types of modern slavery criminalised in Australian law (slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, debt bondage, deceptive recruitment for labour or services, etc); be able to distinguish modern slavery from other crime types; be able to recognise the indicators of forced labour and human trafficking; and know how to respond if you suspect a case.
4 & 5 March 2017 — John Curtin School of Medical Research
The National Judicial College of Australia and the ANU College of Law invite you to attend their annual conference to be held at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University in Canberra on 4 & 5 March 2017. The conference will focus on emerging research and issues in the areas of evidence and evidence law, including offender identification, expert opinion, the use of technology to identify online predators and machine versus human decision-making.
Wednesday 15 March 2017, 9.30 - 11.30am — Legal Aid ACT
Legal Aid ACT presents a series of free training sessions for new lawyers and legal support staff. This session will cover the different forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) available to people who are involved in a dispute. The session will use case examples to explain the types of disputes which can be
resolved by ADR including family law, neighbourhood disputes etc. The session will cover the services in Canberra who undertake ADR and the pathways for people when ADR does not resolve their dispute.
This session will be delivered by The Conflict Resolution Service, The Family Relationships Centre and Legal Aid ACT.
Monday 20 March 2017, 5pm — ANU Commons Function Centre
The Canberra Region Family Law Professionals Association invites you to join the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court Canberra Registry Judges for a presentation on advocacy. The Honourable Justice Gill, Judge Neville, Judge Hughes and Judge Tonkin will all present on the topic of advocacy. Come and hear from our region’s own Judges about their insights, expectations and court procedures to assist you to improve and develop your advocacy skills.
23 and 24 March 2017 — Adelaide, SA
Presented by the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Pro Bono Centre in conjunction with the Law Society of South Australia, the Sixth National Access to Justice & Pro Bono Conference will feature leading international and local speakers who will discuss critical and current access to justice issues facing Australians as well as identifying the various challenges and opportunities associated with enhancing access to legal services and pro bono work.