Our Vision

Our vision is a connected family law system that minimises conflict and supports the best interests of families.

We seek to achieve this by encouraging practitioners from the legal and non-legal sectors to collaborate, share resources and provide referral pathways within the family law system.

Our Strategy:

  • Establish and maintain professional relationships;
  • Raise awareness and harness knowledge and expertise from professionals in the family law system;
  • Provide continuous professional development to network members;
  • Provide details of service provides within the Northern Rivers area;
  • Provide accessibility and assistance to our Indigenous families and communities
Our Vision
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Family Law Pathways Network - Vision & Structure

Family Law Pathways Network Lismore Purpose & Team

Conway Plaza, Upper Ground Floor, 21 Conway Street, Lismore, NSW, 2480 Ph: (02) 66232756 Northern Rivers Family Law Pathways Network would like to acknowledge the first nations people on the traditional lands that we live and work on.  We pay our respects to elders’ past, present and emerging.  We commit to building a brighter future together.
The Northern Rivers Family Law Pathways Network aims to strengthen relationships of professional practitioners and organisations by working collaboratively. Bringing different disciplines together, sharing resources and referral pathways provides a clear direction for separated or separating families navigating the family law system.  
Links to service providers and resources for supporting organisations and professionals operating within the family law system. Our vision is a connected family law system that minimises conflict and supports the best interests of families.We seek to achieve this by encouraging practitioners from the legal and non-legal sectors to collaborate, share resources and provide referral pathways within the family law system.  
Our Structure Family Law

Our Structure

Northern Rivers Family Law Pathways Network (FLPN) is auspiced by Interrelate and operates under the direction and oversight of the NRFLPN Steering Committee.

The committee gleans professional expertise across government, non-government, and legal services working within the family sector. A Project Officer is employed part-time to coordinate the daily operations of the network and assist the Steering Committee to achieve the goals set out in the Annual Work Plan.

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Our Purpose

Our purpose is to create a clear pathway for families navigating through the family law system. To provide direction and referral services for separated or separating families.

Our objectives include:

Support continuous improvement in collaboration with diverse organisations that provide services for separated or separating families

Facilitate a more connected and coordinated family law system that minimises conflict and supports outcomes that are in the best interests of the children

Promote a shared understanding of the range of services available, interdisciplinary practice and knowledge within the sector

Engage, equip and support frontline workers with training and peer support opportunities

Address the gap in access to family law and other support services for Aboriginal communities

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Our Team

The Steering Committee members are:

Name / Position
Organisation
Julie Marshall, Chairperson
Senior Solicitor, FamAC, Legal Aid
Jenny Cook
Parker and Kissane Solicitors
Kygim King
The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia
Caroline Raphael
Unified Psychology
Tracey Kendall
Interrelate
Don Jackson
Interrelate
Julie Leete
Interrelate
Keiran Kevans
Relationships Australia
Fiona Spencer
Legal Aid
Michelle Teece
Interrelate
Matt Pronger
Interrelate
Cheryl Coppin
Northern Rivers Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service
Sonya Pace
Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia
Marcus Fawaz
Legal Aid
Helen Walsh
Southern Cross University
Nikki Powell, Project Officer
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