Course Summary

Family lawyers are frequently advising on cases involving allegations of family and domestic violence against clients. This seminar examines how to be effective advocates without colluding with perpetrators including:

Understanding the family and domestic violence dynamic
• The pattern of coercive control
• Legislative definitions as informed by social science
• National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book
• Do we (or the Courts we serve) have an unspoken idea of an ideal victim?
• Perpetrator accountability as a policy objective

Our duties as officers of the Court
• Procedural justice
• Testimonial justice
• How a perpetrator may groom their lawyer
• Avoiding collusion in systems abuse

Mitigating the client’s risk
• Proofing your client and supporting witness
• Reality testing
• Identifying when the client is minimising

This seminar has been approved for 1.5 Family Law Specialist Accreditation points.

Level: General

Author Profiles

Michael Berry SC - Chair

Author Profiles

Michael Berry SC - Chair

Lara Anstie

Author Profiles

Lara Anstie

Course Details


CPD Freedom: $30

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Date & Time:

Thu, January 1, 1970 12:00 am - 12:00 am

CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

none Points Professional Responsibility

none Points Skills

1.5 Points Ethics









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