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The essential guide to family law: practice and procedure

Course ID WA230203_FAM1

  • Webinar
  • 7
  • Foundation

Join our full-day live webinar to learn key knowledge and skills required to practice family law.

Build your confidence in family law by learning about the legal and regulatory framework, dispute resolution, family law proceedings and your ethical and professional responsibilities.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the legal and regulatory framework of family law practice and procedure in Australia
  • Understand dispute resolution in relation to family law practice
  • Identify the dispute resolution processes which apply before and after proceedings are filed
  • Identify the common types of family law proceedings and the steps in those proceedings
  • Recognise ethical and professional responsibility issues that arise in family law practice

Facilitated by:

Kathryn Kearley, Accredited Specialist (Family Law), Hunt & Hunt Lawyers

Feedback from past attendees:

  • “The lecturer was very knowledgeable. I am a new practitioner that has started in Family Law, and I learnt more here than at university 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.”
  • “Kathryn was a great presenter – interesting and engaging. The materials are excellent.”
  • “For quite a complex area of law, the seminar & the presenter was able to cover a good comprehensive range of topics in a short period of time. She was attentive to questions and managed to address them.”
  • “Kathryn was very passionate and knowledgeable, I learned a lot!”
  • “Kathryn demonstrated extensive knowledge and experience in the subject matter. I found the webinar interesting and well presented.”

At the end of this live webinar, you will earn 6 CPD points.

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Full Price $594.00

Alumni/Member Price $534.60


Start date:

03 March 2023

End date:

03 March 2023


9.00am AEDT - 4.00pm


Topic 1: Updates to practice and procedure
Topic 2: Introduction to dispute resolution
Topic 3: Property and spousal maintenance
Topic 4: Parenting orders
Topic 5: Affidavits and practice tips
Topic 6: Court video demonstration and debrief


Designed For

This live webinar is ideal for practitioners nation-wide, recently admitted lawyers, practitioners returning to family law, practitioners transitioning into family law practice.

This webinar is produced in NSW and features a NSW based practitioner. This webinar is available to practitioners from all jurisdictions.



All times listed for this course are Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT). Please take note of any time differences if you are registering from QLD, WA, SA, NT or from outside Australia



Practitioners holding WA practising certificates are eligible to earn CPD points for this course. For instructions to earn CPD points, please click here.



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.


Mandatories Covered

Substantive Law – 4 Points
Professional Skills – 2 Points


Presenter biography

Kathryn Kearley
Kathryn Kearley
Partner, Hunt and Hunt Lawyers NSW
Accredited Specialist, Family Law
Adjunct Lecturer, The College of Law

Kathryn is the lead family law partner at Hunt and Hunt Lawyers in NSW. She practised at a number of leading national law firms working in family law, litigation and property before commencing her own firm in. Kathryn is an accredited family law specialist with the Law Society of NSW. Kathryn Kearley has over 30 years in legal practice and 20 years of experience as a law lecturer. She is also a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer with significant experience in family law, civil litigation and property. Kathryn holds degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (UNSW), Master of Laws (Hons) (UNE) and Master of Higher Education (Macquarie University).


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