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19th National Family Law Conference 2022

Start time: 15:00 Sunday, August 14th 2022
End time: 11:00 Wednesday, August 17th 2022
Phone: (02) 6246 3761

The Family Law Section (FLS) Executive and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 19th National Family Law Conference (NFLC) have carefully considered the impact and management of the current COVID-19 outbreaks and the challenges these present for our members and community across the country.

The decision has been made to postpone the NFLC from 27 – 30 March 2022 until 14 - 17 August 2022

This is disappointing for us all as we had over 600 participants registered for the Conference and looked forward to many more joining us there.

We will work to ensure that you and your colleagues are able to come and enjoy the Conference and Adelaide, with certainty and confidence, in August 2022. It has been a long time in the planning, but the wait will be worth it!

In making this decision, the LOC co-chair Greg Howe said: ‘I know this decision will be immensely disappointing to those large numbers of you who have already registered and to the many others who were planning on doing so, just as it is to our committee and the local family law profession. But given that our many colleagues from Sydney, and possibly other places, would not have been able to come, or who may have faced an isolation period on returning home, it became clear to us that this was the only practical option.

I am pleased to report that all our keynote speakers have committed to the new dates and there may even be some prospect that some of our international speakers may be able to be here in person. We also expect to be able to present the current program in very close to its current form. The new dates also mean that the conference still falls within the CPD year around Australia so you will all have that benefit. Further, all our loyal sponsors have agreed to support the postponed conference.

FLS and the LOC are also grateful for the ongoing support of the Courts, and of course by the time of the Conference, the new Court will have been in operation for about six months. So, this will be an ideal opportunity for the profession to come together with several judges who will either be presenting papers, chairing sessions, or attending as delegates.

Adelaide is at her best in autumn and our lively social functions will be presented in the same way as was planned, and hopefully with a greater degree of freedom by late March next year, when we may just have returned to some sort of normality!’

Please mark 14-17 August 2022 in your diary and we hope you will be able to join us in Adelaide to UNITE with the FLS Community.

Registration, program and sponsorship, and exhibition information are now available. Click on the links below for further details.

Registration                                   Program                                  Sponsorship                         


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