Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH
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.
1.5 points Competency 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Michael Berry SC - Chair
John Toohey Chambers
Clairs Keeley Lawyers