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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 5,100. 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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Online Intensive

The Online Intensive is the pre-recorded video version of the in-person Family Law Intensive. Paying delegates receive full, unlimited access to videos and papers prepared by leaders in the field, adapted to the online space providing interesting, engaging and practical content for family law practitioners.

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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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AFL Article

Link to download full article from Australian Family Lawyer Volume 29 Issue 3, Apprehended Bias and Private Lawyer-Judge Communications: The Full Court's Decision in Charisteas written by Professor the Honourable Richard Chisholm AM

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The latest edition of FLS News 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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