What we do
The Family Law Sub-Committee brings together early career family lawyers throughout NSW to provide subscribers with the opportunity to discuss issues, share experiences, build and develop knowledge, acquire skills and form networks within the industry. The Family Law Sub-Committee also has a number of broad objectives, including monitoring and responding to proposed changes or issues in the family law jurisdiction, organising events and publications on issues relating to all aspects of family law and promoting and appraising subscribers of wellbeing initiatives.
- The Family Law Sub-Committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss current trends, share ideas in relation to issues that subscribers face in their day to day roles and to discuss proposed changes or issues in the family law jurisdiction.
- The Sub-Committee regularly arranges educational events for subscribers. These events are held throughout the year and enable subscribers to focus on practical skills. Past speakers have included judicial officers, barristers and senior practitioners, each bringing their own experience and insight to the group.
- The Sub-Committee regularly prepares submissions and open letters to the State and Federal government confronting issues in the Family Law sector. The Sub-Committee has also established a working group to publish the updated edition of the Practitioners Guide to Family Law.
- The Sub-Committee holds various networking events throughout the year with the aim of bringing together early career family lawyers who may not otherwise confer with one another in a social setting.
- The Sub-Committee runs a day long course, ‘Confidence in the Courtroom’ once every two years. Early career lawyers are invited to attend this program which is run by judges, barristers and solicitors. The program entails practical workshops where early career lawyers engage in mock hearings run by judges, barristers and solicitors and are provided with feedback in an informal environment.
Who we are
Chair: Sarah Seher Yigit
Vice Chair: Jessica Morris
Secretary: Tylah Coskerie
You can view the NSW Young Lawyers Family Law Sub-Committee policy submissions here.