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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.

A subscription to Australian Family Lawyer

Three editions are produced annually, by the Section for its members. Leaders in their fields are engaged to provide engaging, up-to-date, relevant information to assist members in their day-to-day practice.

FLS Case Update

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.

FLS News

A fortnightly publication bringing you the need-to-know information within the profession. Cautious of not overloading members, and only delivering beneficial information, this curated member-only newsletter is a great resource.

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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!

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.

National Family Law Conference

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. 

Practical help for family law practitioners

FLS initiatives include:

Social science resources

Exclusive access to social science resources housed on the Independent Children's Lawyers website developed by National Legal Aid.

Member logo

Members are given access to the annual Family Law Section membership logo for use on websites, marketing material, or other documentation.

School holiday calendar

Members receive an annual, pocket-sized school holiday calendar for quick reference.

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.

Corporate Discounts

Access to discounted Qantas Club membership is available to all FLS members.


Training & Events

What's New.

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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