Becoming a member of FLS provides you with many benefits, see for yourself!
Professional Development & Networking Opportunities
Access to extensive and affordable continuing professional development and education programs aimed at promoting the highest technical standards among the national legal profession.
A strong national voice for family lawyers
Committed to advancing the profession, the Family Law Section works efficiently with external stakeholders including elected representatives, policymakers, the courts, and government agencies to achieve this goal. The Section advocates recommend and respond to initiatives concerning legislative change and procedural reforms on behalf of members.
Compiled monthly and reviewed by the Section Executive, Case Update makes it easy for members to be on top of the need-to-know family law cases each month. This handy update is delivered directly to your inbox.
Members also have access to the full archive of Case Updates via the Member Library.
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!
Discounted registration to the biennial National Family Law Conferences. This Conference brings together representatives from the government, the judiciary, academia, non-government organisations, the practicing profession, and many associated disciplines from all parts of Australia and many parts of the world. From very small beginnings in Hobart in 1984, the Conference has grown to become by far the largest regular event in the Australian legal calendar.
A Regional Liaison Group - providing a voice for practitioners in regional and rural areas
FLS member library - holding past editions of conference papers and journal articles
International Parental Child Abduction Legal Resource
Top Ten Guide for Separated Parents during COVID-19
Exclusive access to social science resources housed on the Independent Children's Lawyers website developed by National Legal Aid.
New Zealand Law Society - Discount Membership
FLS Members have access to discount associate membership of the Family Law Section of the New Zealand Law Society.