Anne-Marie Rice is a Senior Registrar, Executive Director of Dispute Resolution and National Co-Ordinating Registrar - Northern Region.
Anne-Marie is a problem solver, peace maker and educator having honed her technical and negotiation skills over the last 20 years and in the most highly charged of legal fields – family law.
Anne-Marie is a highly sought after mediator and trainer and is recognised by her peers as one of the best in her field. She is currently a senior Registrar and the Executive Director of Dispute Resolution at the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
Anne-Marie adopts a philosophy that “conflict can be resolved without combat” and her acceptance speech after being named the 2018 WLAQ Leneen Forde AC Woman Lawyer of the Year, in which she spoke of the exhaustion of an aggressive approach to legal practice, became an industry and social media sensation.
Anne-Marie brings to her engaging and thought provoking presentations, learnings from psychology, neuroscience and mediation to challenge the traditional legal response to conflict, including in a court context.