Twilight Seminar/Webinar: Addiction in the Context of Family Law

  • 25 Mar 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • In person at the College of Law or via Webinar


  • If you are attending in person
  • If you are attending in person

FLPA Twilight Seminar/Webinar 

Addiction in the Context of Family Law

Join us for an interesting and informative CPD on addiction and recovery in the context of Family Law, to be co-presented by an experienced panel:

  • Amelia De Campo BSW and Ingrid McGuffog PhD, Directors of D&M Consultants – addiction treatment & counselling services, Brisbane;
  • Karen Carmody. Barrister, Inns of Court;
  • Judy Stewart, Accredited Family Law Specialist & ICL, Director of Stewart Family Law

Amelia and Ingrid will educate us about the epidemiology of addiction and families, including definitions, different drugs and their effects, the evidence relating to treatments, including relapse, long-term recovery and outcomes for mandated vs voluntary participation. From their varied experiences, they will share with us the impact of substance abuse on parenting and child outcomes, with some case study examples taken from observations at children’s contact centre, and inform us of strategies for motivating reluctant clients into treatment.

Karen and Judy will further inform us with their insights in the roles as Counsel, solicitor and ICL, and guide us on the evidence required to be gathered and presented in such parenting matters, and management of clients who experience addiction and require treatment during proceedings.

Drinks and canapes will be provided for those attending the event in person.

FLPA is pleased to share that we have invested in better audio technology to improve members experience.

When:  5.30pm, Thursday 25 March 2021
Where: In person at the College of Law or via Webinar
Cost: FLPA Members $50 and Non-FLPA Members $70

click here for the online form and make payment by Monday 22 March 2021.

Rule 48(2) of the Queensland Law Society Administration Rule 2005 and the Bar Association of Queensland CPD Policy permit, on a self-assessment basis, the treatment of attendance at a conference as a CPD activity at the rate of 1 CPD point per 1 hour of attendance (excluding refreshment breaks). 

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Cancellations non-refundable, substitute permitted.