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Family Law

The co-convenors of the Family Law Committee are CLA Council members Laurie Pawlitza (Canada) and Mark Woods (Australia).

The co-convenors invite CLA members to join this  Committee to enable CLA members and others to share family law legislative options, practices and experiences, including ways to advance equitable outcomes arising from relationship breakdown. In so doing, the Committee will promote legislative change which recognizes the effect of family violence in all its forms, the breadth in the composition of family units, less conflictual, more family-centered dispute resolution and cross border collaboration regarding the protection of property and children. The Committee will exchange views and knowledge, develop policy positions, and undertake special projects to implement its mission.

CLA members are encouraged to read the Committee’s Terms of Reference and email to join this committee which meets every two months.