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News: Family law professionals invited to free webinars during Family Mediation Week 2024

Professionals working in family justice will have opportunities to find out more about how family mediation can support them in their work, by attending a range of free one-hour webinars during Family Mediation Week 2024.

From Monday 22 to Friday 26 January, lawyers, arbitrators, CAFCASS officers, the judiciary and local family justice board members are invited to watch and take part in the free webinars.

Themes include:

  • Everything lawyers always wanted to know about mediation, but were afraid to ask (Tues 23 Jan, 9am)
  • An introduction to mediation for CAFCASS FCAs & those who deliver Parenting Programmes (Tues 23 Jan, 1pm)
  • How to become a family mediator (Tues 23 Jan, 4.15pm)
  • An overview of family mediation for members of the judiciary and local family justice boards (Wed 24 Jan, 4.15pm)
  • For lawyers: The importance and impact of language in family law and how this can be improved (Wed 24 Jan, 9am)
  • MED ARB – Practice & Procedure (Wed 24 Jan, 2pm)
  • Divorce coaching, mediation and legal advice: how they can work together (Mon 22 Jan, 2pm)

Full listings, and links to secure your place, can be found here.

Family Mediation Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of family mediation and of the benefits it can bring to separating families.

A conversation with former BBC newsreader Joanna Gosling

Other events will be aimed at members of the public interested in finding out more about family mediation.

This will include a conversation on Wednesday 24 January (12 noon) with former BBC News Presenter Joanna Gosling who has changed her career to become a Senior Associate Mediator (family and workplace) at Irwin Mitchell. Register for this webinar here.

In addition, there are a number of other events during the week aimed at supporting other professionals working with families, such as teachers, health practitioners, and social workers. More details are here.

To find out more about Family Mediation Week 2024 use this link.