• Janis Donnelly-Coode

Legal Aid NSW - External lawyer training

Updated: Oct 19

Due to the first webinar filling up so quickly we are now running a second webinar with Legal Aid NSW to train external lawyers on the use of FamilyProperty as part of their Property Mediation Pilot. The webinar will be on Tuesday 20 October 2020 from 12 Noon til 2 pm and you can register at the bottom of this blog post.



The first webinar that we organised filled up within days, and before we could confirm enough details to circulate the information. Due to it's popularity we have booked this second webinar.



What is the Property Mediation Pilot?


As part of the Commonwealth’s Women’s Economic Security statement, legal aid commissions around the country have been funded to administer a Property Mediation Pilot to help separating couples use mediation to divide a small amount of property. The Pilot will assist separating couples who may not otherwise qualify for a grant of legal aid.


This pilot allows Legal Aid clients (who may not otherwise be eligible for legal aid under our usual policies) to be represented in FDR matters. The second party in that matter will also be automatically eligible for funding to cover his or her representation in the mediation by lawyers on the Legal Aid NSW family law panel.


The Pilot is only for property matters. Children’s matters will be conducted through a grant of legal aid in the normal way.



How will clients access the Pilot?


Intake into the Pilot will be managed through the Family Law Inhouse Practice. Once a client is identified as suitable, the Family Dispute Resolution Service at Legal Aid NSW will contact the other party: see intake information. The other party can be privately represented or can be funded through the Pilot.


The mediation will be conducted using the FamilyProperty app and that is the reason for this training.


Want to attend?


If you would like to register for the training then you can do that using the form below.




Can't attend?


If you are unable to attend at that time but would like to receive a video recording of the webinar then you can register for that here.


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