Family law

Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System

16 Mar 2021

Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System

The second Interim Report from the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System has been released.

Family Law Update February 2021

26 Feb 2021

Family Law Update February 2021

The Law Society's Family Law Committee Update is sent to members with an interest in family law when we have issues of note to report on.

Statement on proposed Family Court merger

23 Nov 2020

Statement on proposed Family Court merger

The Law Council of Australia released a statement today condemning the proposed merger of the specialist Family Law Court into the Federal Circuit Court. The ACT Law Society agrees with this position, and supports the continued independence of the Family Court of Australia.

Family Law Update November 2020

2 Nov 2020

Family Law Update November 2020

The Family Law Committee is pleased to introduce their new regular news update.

Domestic violence services expanded

27 Aug 2020

Domestic violence services expanded

The Family Violence & Children's Committee recently met with Eve Ball, who is the Team Leader, Legal Advocacy & Crisis Intervention at the Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS).

Cross examination in family violence cases

20 Sep 2019

Cross examination in family violence cases

Information about new provisions in the Family Law Act restricting cross examination in circumstances involving allegations of family violence.

Contact with the complainant in family violence or sexual assault matters

5 Feb 2018

Contact with the complainant in family violence or sexual assault matters

Guidance note regarding coming into contact with the complainant in family violence and/or sexual assault cases.

Representing children

2 Aug 2004

Representing children

Guidelines for lawyers representing children and young people in care and protection matters in the ACT Children’s Court.

Load More +

Webinars
Guidelines