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Family Law Skills: Framing your written submissions

Course ID WA210402_FAM1

  • Online
  • 3
  • Foundation

This is the third module of our Family Law Skills series. Completing the ‘Framing Your Written Submissions’ module will help you to determine what to say, and how to say it.  It will provide you with guidance from a leading advocate and the Bench on how to use evidence to prepare submissions and how to structure your writing to present your client’s best case before the Court. 

At the end of this module, you will:

  • understand the basic principles relating to parenting matters
  • understand the Court’s approach to interim hearings
  • understand how evidence is used in preparing submissions
  • develop a framework for written submissions for use in an interim hearing, and
  • prepare written submissions that puts your client’s best case forward and assists the Court.

Expert teaching team: 

  • The Honourable Judge Steven Middleton, Federal Circuit Court of Australia (Brisbane)
  • Kathryn McMillan QC, Queensland Bar

Facilitated by Elizabeth Fairon, Legal Practice Director - Life Law Solutions, Adjunct Lecturer, Family Law – The College of Law

What makes this program different?

Our unique program format has been designed to help you learn in three parts.  There are detailed readings and a video lecture for you to complete in your own time before attending a two hour interactive workshop delivered via webinar to put your newly acquired knowledge into practice. Three CPD points per module.

Further details below.

To continue your learning, click here to view Module 4 in this series

Module 4: Stepping Up To Run Your Clients Case

Registration is now closed. Please contact Client Services on 02 9965 7111 or at cpd@collaw.edu.au to be added to the waitlist.


Full Price $297.00

Alumni/Member Price $267.30


Start date:

22 April 2021

End date:

22 April 2021


12.00 pm AEST - 2.00 pm AEST


Learn, share and build your confidence with our unique program format developed for each module in the series


From Thursday 15 April 2012 to Thursday 22 April 2012
  • READ the detailed participant workbook for the module (approx. 30 minutes)
  • WATCH the pre-recorded video lecture (approx.. 1 hour and 1 CPD point)


Thursday 22 April 2012 12pm – 2pm (2 CPD points)
  • PARTICIPATE IN the two hour interactive workshop delivered via webinar and led by our expert teaching team to delve deeper into the topic including:
    • examining practical scenarios to test and apply your newly acquired knowledge
    • joining round table discussions
    • sharing experiences and seeking guidance on your own matters


Designed for

This webinar is ideal for family lawyers in their foundational years of practice or lawyers who are new to the practice of family law.



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. If 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.

Western Australian practitioners: Due to new Legal Practice Board requirements, from 1 April 2021 you must provide your unique practitioner ID when registering to be able to earn CPD points from this program.


Mandatories Covered

The program covers the mandatory requirement of professional skills.


Presenter biography

The Honourable Judge Steven Middleton Federal Circuit Court of Australia (Brisbane)



Kathryn McMillan QC Queensland Bar



Elizabeth Fairon Legal Practice Director - Life Law Solutions, Adjunct Lecturer, Family Law – The College of Law



Filming and Photography

Please be aware that this webinar organised by the College of Law may be recorded for use on our websites, marketing materials and publications. By attending and participating in a College of Law Continuing Professional Development course, you consent to the College of Law photographing or recording and using your image and likeness and/or voice.