About the event

Family lawyers are frequently advising on cases which involve allegations of family and domestic violence against clients. How can we be effective advocates without colluding with perpetrators?

  • 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 witnesses
    • Reality testing
    • Identifying when the client is minimising

Level – Intermediate/Advanced

A light lunch will be provided.

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

This seminar is also being live streamed as a webinar – if you would like to attend the webinar please click here for details.

Date & Time:

Fri, 12 October 2018 12.30pm - 2.00pm


Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH wa

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CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

none Points Professional Responsibility

none Points Skills

1.5 Points Ethics







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