• 07 Aug 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 23 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Venues advised in confirmation email
    • 1

    Confidence in the Courtroom

    The 2019 Confidence in the Courtroom event is an interactive, full day advocacy workshop taking place from 8:30am to 5:00pm on Friday, 23 August 2019 in the Commonwealth Law Courts Building, jointly hosted by Queensland Young Lawyers (QYL) and the Family Law Practitioner’s Association (FLPA).

    For lawyers under 3 years PAE this is the perfect opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the courtroom and hone your advocacy skills. This event is also open to graduate lawyers who are yet to be admitted.

    By popular demand, this year will also include a Prep Session on Wednesday 7 August 2019 from 5.30pm to 8.00pm. This session will involve a panel discussion with experienced members of the profession to provide “tips and tricks” on how to prepare for Court, combat your nerves, and ensure the best outcome for your clients.

    The workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to prepare for and appear before a Federal Circuit Court Judge in a mock Federal Circuit Court duty list. Participants will also be able to observe mock interims hearings run by experienced Counsel before a Judge of the Family Court. Registrants will receive feedback on their appearances from the bench and from Counsel who will be on hand throughout the sessions to provide guidance and advice. 

    Confidence in the Courtroom is an excellent opportunity to get to know your fellow early career lawyers, with opportunities for networking throughout the course of the day. At the conclusion of the formalities, registrants will also have the opportunity to meet Judges and Counsel, who have generously volunteered their time to make this event happen, over a drink and canapes.

    When & Where:
    Prep session: Wednesday, 7 August 2019 – 5.30pm to 8.00pm, at College of Law, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane

    Advocacy Workshop: Friday, 23 August 2019 - 8:30am to 5pm, Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 119 North Quay, Brisbane

    FLPA & QYL Members - $350
    Non-FLPA Members - $380

    Click here to register.

    * QYL members please email queenslandyounglawyers@gmail.com for the QYL registration code.

    ** A limited number of tickets for Caxton Legal Centre and Legal Aid have been set aside at a discounted rate. To register, please email membership@flpa.org.au for the registration code.

    The cost includes morning tea and lunch, and networking drinks and canapes at the conclusion of the workshop.

    If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The CPD Points are self-assessed and further enquiries can be made with the Queensland Law Society.

    More Info:
    Contact membership@flpa.org.au

    Cancellations non-refundable, substitute permitted.

    • 11 Sep 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Via webinar from your office

    Lunchtime Webinar

    Through Their Eyes: Impact of Coercive & Controlling Abuse on Children

    Leanne Bamford is a Social Worker who has been working in the Family Law arena since 2003, first as Family Consultant with the Family Court of Australia, and then as a private practitioner, mainly as a Family Report Writer.  Leanne is trained in the area of collaborative practice and can work as a Child Expert or a Mental Health Neutral for mediations and collaborative meetings. 

    Leanne was invited to speak at the Europe Family Law & Mediation Conference in Paris 2018 on the subject of the Impact of Coercive and Controlling Abuse on Children.  She is now excited to share this presentation with FLPA.

    12:30pm, Wednesday 11 September 2019

    FLPA Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00


    Please click here for the online form and make payment by Friday 6 September 2019.

    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). 

    More Info:
    Contact membership@flpa.org.au

    Cancellations non-refundable, substitute permitted.

    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Seminar venue TBA

    FLPA Twilight Seminar/Webinar

    "Trusts - What do you need to know"

    In this Twilight Seminar, Sheridan Emerson and Paul Doolan will discuss the strategic decisions and practical implications of running a case against or in defence of a trust.  They will be discussing questions such as when and when not to intervene if you’re acting for the trustee, when you join the trustee, what your prospects are on subpoenas, and how you should treat the trust on the balance sheet.  There will be a particular focus on valuation of the trust interest on the balance sheet: whether you characterise the interest as property or a financial resource, and what value you should put on it. 

    Sheridan Emerson is a Partner at Pearson Emerson Meyer Family Lawyers. Sheridan was recognised as a Preeminent family lawyer in the peer-selected Doyle's Guide to the Australian legal profession in 2019, one of only 5 NSW lawyers in this category. Sheridan was also recognised as one of the top 4 NSW family lawyers in the High Value & Complex Property category in the 2019 guide and has been recognised as a leading family lawyer Australia-wide.

    Pearson Emerson Meyer Family Lawyers was recognised as a First Tier family law firm in the 2019 Doyle's Guide.

    Sheridan is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

    Paul Doolan is a Partner at Barkus Doolan Family Lawyers.

    In 2018 and 2019, “Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Market” ranked Paul Doolan as the Market Leader of all family lawyers practicing in Australia.

    The firm of Barkus Doolan Family Lawyers has been ranked by Doyle's Guide as one of a select group of First Tier family law firms across the country.

    Paul is the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

    When & Where:

    5.30 pm, Thursday 19 September 2019. Venue to be confirmed.

    FLPA Member: $50
    Non-Member: $70

    Registrants who elect to attend via webinar will be sent a link prior to the event.

    Please click here for the online form and make payment by Thursday 12 September 2019

    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). 

    More Info:
    Contact membership@flpa.org.au

    Cancellations non-refundable, substitute permitted.

Past events

25 Jun 2019 Lunchtime Webinar - Strahan & Strahan
13 Jun 2019 Family Law Retreat
30 May 2019 Q & A with Judge Andrew
23 May 2019 FLPA Lunchtime Webinar - A rising threshold - has the two step process under Strahan for interim applications become harder?
02 May 2019 FLPA "Meet the Associates" Networking Event
16 Apr 2019 FLPA Twilight Seminar - Business Valuations for NQ Practitioners
11 Apr 2019 FLPA Twilight Seminar/Webinar - The right way and the wrong way- Interim Hearing Advocacy
28 Mar 2019 The Honourable Justice Murphy's Retirement Function
28 Mar 2019 Farewell Judge Middleton; Welcome Judge Andrew!
22 Mar 2019 Lunch with the Shadow Attorney General for FNQ Practitioners
29 Nov 2018 FLPA Christmas Party
15 Nov 2018 Twilight Seminar/Webinar in Townsville
08 Nov 2018 FLPA Twilight Seminar/Webinar - Forum-related issues in Children and Property Cases
13 Sep 2018 FLPA Twilight Seminar/Webinar - Untangling technical tax law
27 Jul 2018 Confidence in the Courtroom – 27 July 2018
21 Jun 2018 Cross-Examination Twilight – 21 June 2018
11 May 2018 Family Law Retreat 2018 - Registration are close. Be a part of a new chapter in FLPA history.
03 May 2018 FLPA Lunchtime Webinar - What clients don’t know and should - Property settlements and a financial planner’s perspective
13 Mar 2018 Saying all You Need in 10 Pages or Less
01 Mar 2018 TWILIGHT SEMINAR / WEBINAR – Child Support Applications in the Courts
28 Feb 2018 FLPA Early Careers Function
30 Nov 2017 FLPA Christmas Cocktail Celebration for 2017
18 Nov 2017 FLPA in the Tropics - Latest Learnings in Cairns
08 Nov 2017 FLPA Annual General Meeting
03 Nov 2017 FLPA Domestic Violence Training Afternoon
07 Sep 2017 TWILIGHT SEMINAR / WEBINAR - Mediation - Insights and Learnings
17 Aug 2017 TWILIGHT SEMINAR / WEBINAR - Magellan matters
19 Jul 2017 Justice May's retirement function
13 Jul 2017 QLS and FLPA Family Law Residential 2017
01 Jun 2017 FLPA’s Early Career and Senior Stream Workshop and Wine Tasting
25 May 2017 TWILIGHT SEMINAR/WEBINAR - Dealing with the management of mental health & personality issues in parenting matters
29 Mar 2017 TWILIGHT SEMINAR/WEBINAR - Dealing with uncertainty in valuations: The good, the bad and the ugly
01 Dec 2016 Don't miss FLPA's Christmas 2016 cocktail celebration
19 Nov 2016 FLPA in the Tropics - Townsville
17 Nov 2016 FLPA Annual General Meeting
22 Aug 2016 FLPA Lunchtime Webinar - Contempt of Court Orders
21 Jul 2016 QLS and FLPA Family Law Residential
06 Jul 2016 FLPA Lunchtime Webinar - Property Settlement Risks
23 Jun 2016 FLPA Twilight Seminar / Webinar - The Valuation of a Minority Interest
26 May 2016 Welcome Drinks for The Honourable Justice Carew
26 May 2016 Early Career Practitioners' Workshop
12 May 2016 FLPA Twilight Seminar / Webinar - Assessment of Unacceptable Risk in Parenting Cases
17 Mar 2016 FLPA Twilight - Trustees for Sale
27 Feb 2016 FLPA Conference in Cairns - 27 February 2016