By becoming a member of FLPA, you can benefit from these valuable services we provide to members.
FLPA hosts social and educational events throughout the year, both in Brisbane and regionally. These events provide members with a valuable meeting ground and professional development opportunities.
Members can maintain their skills and industry knowledge with our program of seminars and lectures delivered by recognised industry leaders. The Family Law Retreat is FLPA’s flagship annual event. It explores topical issues for family law practitioners and emerging legal challenges for modern families. Other popular professional development events include regular Twilight Seminars which educate on legal and other professional topics of interest, young practitioner networking and mentoring events, and social drinks. Twilight seminars are also streamed live as Webinars for regional members and filmed and loaded on the website for later reference.
Logo and branding
As a FLPA member you increase your network and increase your credibility within the family law industry. We encourage members to promote FLPA membership by using the FLPA proud member logo on your website and other marketing material. As a member, you are also profiled on the FLPA website where potential clients can search for your details.
As a member, you can also request a FLPA membership certificate each year to frame.
Code of ethics
Through your FLPA membership, you are recognised as a professional who stands for honesty, truth, integrity and ethical standards.
FLPA works hard to provide the latest industry information to members by issuing regular updates via e-alerts and the quarterly email newsletter, Round Table. Case Watch provides insights into various case notes of significant recent cases by members, for members, and can be accessed through FLPA’s website. We provide current industry papers with a spotlight on key issues through the website for members. In addition, FLPA regularly provides documents and information on Family Court and Federal Magistrates Court of Australia procedures and rulings.
Photocopying and computer facilities
FLPA provides and fully maintains photocopying facilities at courts in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Lismore, Rockhampton, Townsville, Toowoomba and Cairns. FLPA provides access to the wireless network and the FLPA computer facilities at the Brisbane Commonwealth Law Courts Building. These computers have internet access and allow members to log into their own CCH accounts for legal research purposes at court. FLPA also provides loose leaf resources in regional registries, free of charge to members.
On joining each year, members receive an updated Member Information Kit which includes many useful resources such as a list of contact centres, a list of FLPA members for cross-referral, and a collation of practice direction issued by court.
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 which can be used to obtain work experience.
To become a student member, please complete the online membership form and send a copy of your student card as proof of full-time student status to firstname.lastname@example.org.