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Ethical considerations for family law practitioners - On-demand

Course ID ID21024_FAM1

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This on-demand material was recorded on 25 June 2021. You can purchase and access this content at any time.

Though all legal practitioners are bound by ethical obligations, complex family dynamics, the underlying risk of family trauma, and high emotional investment in the matters make family law a highly complicated space.

Our one-hour on-demand course has been designed to help you navigate the unique challenges associated with family law. Join our expert facilitator Kathryn Kearley, Accredited Specialist, Family Law, to develop an understanding of some of the important matters related to family law.

After the course, you will:

  • Be able to determine your purpose and ambition as a lawyer.
  • Learn about the resources and tools that will guide you to make informed decisions
  • Understand the importance of complying with the practice directions

Please consult the CPD rules for your state to ascertain how many CPD points you can claim for private study of audio/visual material during the CPD year.  

Due to new reporting requirements introduced by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia on 1 April 2021, practitioners holding WA practising certificates are not currently eligible to claim CPD points for this product.


Full Price $99.00

Alumni/Member Price $89.10


End date:

30 June 2023

Presenter biography

Kathryn Kearley, Accredited Specialist (Family Law)  Kathryn Kearley Adjunct Lecturer, The College of Law, Accredited Specialist Family Law

Kathryn Kearley has over 15 years of experience as a law lecturer and more than 25 years in legal practice. She has significant experience in family law, civil litigation, property as well as mediation.

She frequently appears in the Federal Court, Supreme Court, Land & Environment Court, and before the Patents and Trade Marks Office.

Kathryn practised at a number of leading national law firms working in family law, litigation, and property before commencing her own firm in 2001. Kathryn is an accredited family law specialist with the Law Society of NSW.

Kathryn holds degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (UNSW), Master of Laws (Hons) (UNE) and Master of Higher Education (Macquarie University).


Claiming CPD units

If you intend to claim CPD units for this educational activity, please note that CPD activities are not accredited by the Law Society of NSW or any other equivalent local authority, with the exception of Western Australia. If you hold a practising certificate in a state or territory other than Western Australia and this educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. Some practitioners, such as accredited specialists are required to complete more than ten (10) units each CPD year.

If you hold a Western Australian practising certificate, please refer to the course description above as to whether you are eligible to earn CPD points for this activity.



Ethics and Professional Responsibility