Australia hosts Collaborative Law Conference
Friday 20th March 2009 | 7:41 AM
The first International Collaborative Law conference in the Southern Hemisphere.
With the support of Robert McClelland, Attorney-General for Australia & John Hatzistergos, Attorney-General for NSW,
At 6pm on 26 March Robert McClelland, Attorney-General for Australia will speak at the welcome reception at the Theatrette of Parliament House Sydney of the first International Collaborative Law conference in the Southern Hemisphere.
Speakers at the conference include John Hatzistergos, Attorney-General for NSW who is on record as saying "In my view there is great potential to reorient legal practice towards dispute resolution rather than dispute litigation, and I'll be giving careful thought as to how best to support the development and expansion of collaborative practice in this state."
Diana Bryant, Chief Justice, Family Court of Australia will open the conference on 27 March and late the same morning join a panel of the judiciary chaired by Justice Peter McClellan, Chief Judge at Common Law of the Supreme Court of NSW to discuss the role of Collaborative Law in the jurisdiction of their respective Courts.
On Sunday 29 March Justice Murray Kellam AO, of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria will speak on the future role of Collaborative Law on the national stage.