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Smokeball 2022 State of Family Law Program

‍To help navigate the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Merger, Smokeball Australia & FamilyProperty are proud to deliver the 2022 State of Family Law Program. Join us at free CPD accredited events in February and June as we bring together leaders in family law to explore the key changes that have arisen.

The practical implications of working with the newly established Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) will be explored in the multi-state  2022 State of Family Law Program with events taking place in February and June.

Led by Smokeball and FamilyProperty, the events will invite family law experts to discuss and share their practical experiences resulting from the changes introduced by the FCFCOA, including the new client journey, pre-action procedures, dispute resolution processes, new cost provisions, new compliance steps and navigating new forms.

According to Fiona Kirkman, CEO of FamilyProperty, family law professionals are still discovering how to best work within the new case management system.

"With separation on the rise and most clients engaging boutique law firms to handle their family law matters, not a lot of time or administrative support is available to family lawyers to master the FCFCOA's brand-new processes and documents. We want to empower these professionals to understand the FCFCOA's processes and documents so they can do their jobs and assist their clients more effectively."
"We want to offer clients a seamless family law experience, both in the dispute resolution and Court phases of their matters. The roadshow is designed to ensure that family lawyers are equipped to ensure that this occurs", Fiona continued.

The 2022 State of Family Law Program - Navigating the FCFCOA Merger will take place on the following dates, and will be eligible for CPD points:

2022 State of Family Law Webinar

Theoretical & Practical Implications of the FCFCOA Merger

The 2022 State of Family Law Webinar provided an in-depth overview of the key changes that practising family lawyers need to be aware of following the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia merger. The webinar featured a collaborative discussion between three key leaders in family law who provided key insights into the theoretical and practical implications of the FCFCOA merger.

If you missed the webinar and want to relive it, you can watch the recording on-demand here or read the key takeaways from the latest blog post here.

2022 State of Family Law Conference

Navigating the FCFCOA Merger
June 2022 | Free CPD Accredited Conference with Working Lunch

The 2022 State of Family Law Conference will be touching down at three world-class venues in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne throughout June.  The Conference will bring together leading family lawyers, family law thought leaders, and experts in legal technology to deconstruct and assess the current state of family law, all while offering practical guidance to family lawyers seeking to better understand the newly merged rules of the FCFCOA.

7 June - Brisbane, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre - Register
14 June - Sydney, Hilton Sydney - Register
16 June - Melbourne, Arts Centre Melbourne - Register

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Jun 21, 2022