Conference Program

Conference Program

The program has been designed to provide professional development, networking and collaboration opportunities for anyone working in the family law sector, including legal and human services professionals of all kinds.

With the theme Shaping the Future of Family Law: Ideas, Innovation and Inspiration’, our eminent speakers will explore diverse dimensions of contemporary practice and emerging issues, with new ideas, inspiring examples and innovative approaches.

Please note that the conference program may be subject to change. 

Conference Program - 25 May 2021

TimeSession TitlePresenter(s) CPD Point Allocation
9:00amWelcome to CountryShaun Nannup0.5
9:15am -9:30am                              Official OpeningChair of WA Family Law Pathways Network 
9:30am -10:30am          Panel Session: Innovations and reflections of the Family Court WA Chief Judge Sutherland, Magistrate Anderson and Registrar French                        1
10:30am -11:00amMorning Tea Break  
11:00am -11:30amLiving with Intimate Abuse and Coercive Control and Navigating the Family Court System     Marilyn Metta       0.5
11:30am - 12:30pmStepping towards a FDV Informed Family Law System

Kate Jeffries

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch  
1:30pm -3:00pmTwo Laws Talking:  Reforming responses to Aboriginal children in the Family Court of WA                               Professor Victoria Hovane1.5
3:00pm -3:30pmAfternoon Tea Break  
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Panel session: Innovative Practices in the Children’s Court

Magistrate Wendy Hughes, Sean Woods, Melisa Cox and Daniel Taylor1
4:30pm - 4:40pmConference Closing  
4:45pm onwardsSundowner