Online family law mediation and collaborative practice - On-demand

Course ID ID20013_FAM1

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This on-demand material was recorded on 20 August 2020

Collaborative practice is the practice of law without recourse to the court system. It is a dispute resolution process in which the parties and their lawyers enter into a contract (the “Participation Agreement”) to resolve a dispute without resorting to often costly and emotionally taxing litigation. 

Collaborative practice and mediation for family matters have moved into an online environment during the pandemic. So how does this work? Join Fiona Kirkman, Principal, Kirkman Family Law and she will take you through:  

  • The benefits and challenges of online vs face-to-face dispute resolution
  • How lawyers can prepare effectively for mediation and collaborative practice matters
  • Tips for participating in mediating and collaborative practice matters remotely
  • Legal tech tools to assist in the resolution of family law disputes in a post COVID-19 environment, including a brief introduction to FamilyProperty  

Recent attendee testimonials: 

  • “All excellent presenters”
  • “The format was very good and it was easier to participate than having to attend a venue”
  • “Very knowledgeable presenters”
  • “Well prepared, good topics, good engagement”

At the end of this on-demand course, you will earn 1 CPD points. 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.


Full Price $99.00

Alumni/Member Price $89.10


Start date:

01 September 2020

End date:

30 June 2021

About This Course

Presenter biography

Fiona Kirkman Fiona Kirkman Principal, Kirkman Family Law

Fiona is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, a Nationally Accredited Mediator, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Collaborative Practice Divorce Coach. Fiona runs her own family mediation practice, Kirkman Family Law, which is focused on resolution without court. In addition, Fiona is the founder of the product FamilyProperty (an innovative family law product that offers a better way to manage family financial matters online and collaboratively) and LawSwitch (a chatbot, document automation and booking page product for law firms).


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 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 are in any doubt, you should check your local rules. If you practise in Western Australia, please check local rules regarding interactive activities and note that the College of Law is recognised by the Legal Practice Board of WA as a QA provider of CPD.


Mandatories covered

This program covers the mandatory requirement of substantive law