The essential guide to family law: practice and procedure - on demand

Course ID ID20003_FAM1

  • Online
  • 3
  • Foundation

This on-demand material was recorded in March 2020 and updated in June 2020.

Build your confidence in family law through our on-demand essential guide to practice and procedure. You will learn key knowledge on:

  • The regulatory framework of family law practice and procedure in Australia
  • Dispute resolution processes which apply before and after proceedings are filed
  • Common types of family law proceedings and the steps in those proceedings
  • Ethical and professional responsibility issues that arise in family law practice 

This course is split into five parts: 

Part 1: COVID-19 update on practice and procedure 

Part 2: Introduction to family law and dispute resolution 

Part 3: Property and spousal maintenance  

Part 4: Parenting orders 

Part 5: Affidavits and procedure and practice tips 

Facilitated by: 

  • Kathryn Kearley, Accredited Specialist (Family Law)

Recent attendee testimonials: 

  • “The lecturer was very knowledgable. I am a new practitioner that has started in Family Law, and I learnt more here than at uni or in the office.”
  • “Excellent presenter, comprehensive content. Fast-paced sessions but not too fast. Good mix of big picture policy and detail.”
  • “Very well-rounded seminar – great detail and resources.”
  • “Kathryn Kearley’s handout is outstanding. More comprehensive than expected.”

At the end of this on-demand course, you will earn 3 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 $297.00

Alumni/Member Price $267.30


Start date:

01 July 2020

End date:

30 June 2021



About This Course

Presenter biography

Kathryn Kearley
Kathryn Kearley
Senior PLT Lecturer, The College of Law
Accredited Specialist, Family Law

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



This on-demand was produced in NSW and features a NSW-based practitioner. This on-demand is available to practitioners from all Australian jurisdictions.


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.