Join the Conversation - Representing children in legal proceedings

Join the Conversation - Representing children in legal proceedings

9 July 2015
Representing children in legal proceedings

This webinar described notable developments and initiatives taking place internationally in the area of child legal representation.

A full recording of the webinar is available on the CFCAtv YouTube Channel. The audio, transcript and slides are available from the event page.

In this webinar, Kylie discussed notable developments and initiatives taking place internationally in the area of child legal representation. Kylie described her impressions of current international practices, and the initiatives that could improve Australian approaches to child legal representation.

This webinar was presented in partnership with the Greater Melbourne Family Law Pathways Network.

Further reading and resources

  • Facilitating the participation of children in Family Law processes (PDF 762KB)
    This Discussion Paper reviews the research literature on children’s participation in family related proceedings and specifically, children’s relationship with their lawyers in those proceedings. It was produced by Legal Aid NSW in partnership with the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University.

The feature image is by Jason Paluck, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Comments

Fascinating discussion, interesting ideas. thanks Kylie and Rae. Jackie A
Jackie Aumann
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Ken Knight
This was a very interesting discussion. It would have helped to have a few more slides summarizing what was being said to help us follow the discussion as there was quite a lot of information being presented. It would also be interesting to know what methodologies were used for children from groups that are over represented in the justice system, e.g. African Americans in the US, First Nations in both the US and Canada etc.
Indrani Ganguly
Interesting thoughts and observations re improving child representation. I wonder about using dual qualified professionals ...that is, in both Law and Social Science. It is a more common combination now, rather than trying to develop some other kind of post graduate professional qualification. Or at the very least including practitioners with the dual qualifications in the new professional field if there is to be one. Seems to me they may have the interest, foresight and experience.
Anne- Marie

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