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Mediation Pilot


The Court is to conduct a pilot program to provide additional mediation services to litigants involved in Family Court proceedings, specifically those who are self-represented litigants.

The program will run from 15 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Parties participating in the program will attend a one day confidential conference (“Pre-Trial Conference”) with a Registrar.

Please see the Pre-Trial Conference information sheet for further information.

The List Judge will determine which matters should be offered a Pre-Trial Conference under the program. Initially, priority will be given to both parenting and/or financial matters that are already in the Defended List and are awaiting the allocation of a Callover.