2022 Intensive: Kindness - the secret weapon in a lawyers' toolkit

The 2022 CPD Intensive Series: Kindness - the secret weapon in a lawyers' toolkit

Is kindness underrated in the practice of law? Is it mistaken for weakness? Or is kindness the key to improving not only the client experience but also the well-being and happiness of lawyers where actions and values align? 

Join a panel of lawyers as they discuss their ‘The Kind Lawyers framework’, and how taking a savvy human-centric approach creates an ideal foundation for a thriving, sustainable, and progressive legal practice.  

Facilitator: Amy McGinn, Director, Breath Counselling and Mediation Service  

Amy McGinn is a qualified specialist and registered mediator who has been working with children and families in the separation space for the past 30 years. Amy holds qualifications in psychology, social work, mediation, child consultant, business and counselling, and most recently became one of Canberra’s first Parenting Coordinators. Amy opened BREATH Mediation two years ago and is also a founding member of The Kind Lawyers. She was named a Family Law Peacemaker of the Year at the Inaugural Peacemaker Awards in 2021.  

Cristina Huesch, Principal, Alliance Family Law

Cristina Huesch is the Principal of Alliance Family Law and has nearly two decades of legal experience. Cristina specialises in family law and holds both a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law) and accreditation as a family law specialist. Cristina started family law focused on the traditional litigation model, but in recent years has a much greater focus on collaborative practice, settlements and mediation. She is particularly keen to work outside of court with clients, other lawyers and family and financial specialists to get the best possible outcome for clients. Cristina is a founding member of The Kind Lawyers.  

Perpetua (Pepe) Kish, Director, Balance Family Law  

Pepe is the Director of Balance Family Law, a firm that opened their virtual doors in 2019. Pepe has been practicing family law for 12 years and is a trained mediator, conflict coach and parenting coordinator. She was named Family Law Partner of the Year at the 2021 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards and Sole Practitioner of the Year at the 2021 Australian Law Awards. Pepe is also the Chair and a founding member of The Kind Lawyers.  

Tanya Nadin, Managing Partner, Baker Deane & Nutt Queanbeyan

Tanya Nadin is the Managing Partner of Baker Deane & Nutt Queanbeyan and brings with her over 17 years of legal experience. Tanya works in a variety of areas of the law, however her specialty is in family law. Tanya completed a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law) in 2016. Tanya is also a founding member of The Kind Lawyers and was named a Family Law Peacemaker of the Year at the Inaugural Peacemaker Awards in 2021.  

Kirsty Salvestro, Founder, Flourish Family Law  

Kirsty Salvestro is a family lawyer, mediator, divorce coach, author and founder of Flourish Family Law. Kirsty has Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Bachelor of Arts, a Masters in Applied Law (Family Law) and is a Nationally Accredited Mediator. She has been working with separated families for over 18 years, and exclusively in out of court solutions and coaching since 2018. She has recently published her first book, What are we fighting for? A Peaceful Pathway for Separating Couples. Kirsty is a founding member of The Kind Lawyers and was named one the winners of the Family Law Peacemaker of the Year at the Peacemaker Awards in 2021. She was also a finalist for the Sole Practitioner of the Year in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards in 2021.  


  • This is an on-demand webinar you can watch at anytime - a link and password will be sent to you when you register. 
  • Members will earn 1 CPD point in core area 3 and 0.5 CPD points in core area 2
  • This event was recorded at The 2022 CPD Intensive Series, held on Tuesday March 8 and Wednesday March 9 2022
  • This recording will expire on 31 December 2022.
  • Online tickets: $44


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