Throughout the year the Association hosts events for practitioners and members of the judiciary. Events include: dinners, cocktail parties, informal drinks, CLEs, judges liaison meetings and culminates in the AGM at the end of each calendar year.


Noah's on the Beach


LUNCHTIME SEMINARS – 1st Tuesday Each Month 2019.

WHERE: Family Law Courts Building, Level 4, 61 Bolton Street, Newcastle
TIME: Light lunch and drinks provided from 1.00pm
Seminars (generally) commence at 1.15pm and conclude at 2.00pm.
RSVP: Email: , by 3pm on the Friday prior.

 Date Speaker Topic
5 March Alan Wright – Catherine Henry Partners Implication of Lodin for Family Law Practitioners
2 April Relationships Australia – Newcastle & Central Coast Contact Centres Contact Centres – what families and practitioners need to know
7 May Di Lojszczyk Family Reports
4 June Bruce Taylor Urgent applications
2 July

Vivien Carty, counsel

James Dowling Chambers

Bankruptcy & Family Law: Part 2
6 August James Janke & Drew Hamilton – Hamilton Janke Solicitors When family law meets criminal law – what do you need to know?
3 September Judge Betts TBA
1 October Justice Cleary All ready for trial
Monday 4 November Lambourne Partners Business valuations



HVFLPA Social Events – Save the Date!

Lock these dates into your diary!
AGM – 1:00pm on Tuesday 3 December 2019 at the Family Law Courts, Bolton Street Newcastle.

Nomination Form 2019

Christmas Party – 6:00pm on Friday 6 December 2019 at The Newcastle Club.


February 2020 MCLE
Save the date – Our annual February MCLE will be held at Noah’s on the Beach on 13 February 2020.
Further information with Topics/Speakers and Registration will be available soon.

Further info to come!



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