FLPA provides members with many benefits from networking with colleagues to a range of outstanding professional development events including the well-known Twilight seminars, webinars and of course the flagship annual conference, the Family Law Retreat.  

FLPA members can benefit from these valuable services.


FLPA hosts social events throughout the year, both in Brisbane and regionally to provide members with a valuable meeting ground and professional development opportunities. Events include social drinks, judicial appointment and retirement events, early career member events as well as the not-to-be-missed annual FLPA Christmas / New Year Party.

Logo and branding

FLPA membership provides members with an increased network and credibility within the family law industry. Members are encouraged to promote their FLPA membership by using the FLPA proud member logo on emails, website and other marketing material and display their FLPA membership certificate. Members can also be listed on the FLPA website where clients can search.

Code of ethics

FLPA members are recognised as professionals who stand for honesty, truth, integrity and ethical standards.

Photocopying and computer facilities

FLPA provides and fully maintains photocopying and computer facilities as well as WiFi at courts in Brisbane, Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns. In Brisbane, FLPA also has multifunction devices and printers for members to use.

Free student membership

Full-time students studying law or any other family law-related field such as psychology or social work can join FLPA and enjoy the benefits for free. Students can also have their details listed on the professional list of members and access other members’ details to obtain work experience.

Professional development

Members can maintain their skills and industry knowledge with our program of outstanding seminars, webinars, one day conferences and workshops delivered by recognised industry leaders. Popular and regular events include Twilight seminars which educate on legal and other professional topics of interest, lunchtime webinars, and young practitioner mentoring events. Twilight seminars are also streamed live as webinars for regional members and filmed and loaded on the website for later reference.

Family Law Retreat

The Family Law Retreat is FLPA’s flagship annual event and is much anticipated by FLPA members. The three-day conference explores topical issues for family law practitioners and emerging legal challenges for modern families and is also a fabulous networking event.


FLPA provides the latest industry information to members by issuing regular updates via fortnightly e-alerts, the quarterly magazine RoundTable and industry papers on the website. In addition, FLPA regularly provides documents and information on Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia procedures and rulings.


On joining each year, members receive an updated Member Information Kit which includes many useful resources. These resources are also available in the members only section of the website.

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