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The Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia is the largest professional association for family law practitioners, with a membership of more than 5,200. We exist to positively influence the development and practice of family law, and to promote professional excellence for those engaged in the family law system. Proudly serving the profession since 1985.

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FY 2022 Memberships

Family Law Section Membership renewals are now available.

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Australian Family Lawyer

Australian Family Lawyer Volume 30/2 - August 2021 now available.
Australian Family Lawyer is published for members three times per year. Contributions are made by leading experts in family law and related areas.

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The Duty List

The Duty List is a new series of short videos developed by the Family Law Section.

The Duty List will help members in these challenging times with information, case notes and stories that will keep you and your practice educated, informed and up to date. Hopefully, they will even entertain!

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NFLC Postponed to 2022

The National Family Law Conference has been postponed to 27 – 30 March 2022

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Top 10 COVID Tips

Additional pressures and stresses such as those associated with COVID-19 can be hard to accommodate and provoke anxiety in parent and child alike. Read our top ten suggestions to help separated parents navigate this difficult time.

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The latest edition of Case Update is now available through the member library.

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The latest edition of FLS News is now available through the member library.

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Jarmer's Kitchen, 18 Park Terrace, Bowden SA 5007

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19th National Family Law Conference from 27 – 30 March 2022 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

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