About the Section
The Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section is part of the Law Council of Australia. The Law Council is the peak representational body for lawyers in Australia. It is made up of the affiliated Law Societies and Bar Associations in various parts of Australia. The Law Council has a number of specialist Sections which individuals can join. The Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section is one of these Sections.
What areas of interest and practice does the Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section cover?
As its name suggests, the Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section is made up of lawyers who have litigation and dispute resolution practices in federal courts and tribunals. But it is also much more than that. Its real areas of activity may be seen from an outline of its committee structure. This is where all the work is done and all the action takes place.
What does the Section actually do?
The main activities of the Section may be categorised as follows:
- maintaining professional contact between practitioners in all parts of the country within the areas of interest covered by the Section;
- conducting seminars, conferences and other information sessions on the latest developments;
- advising the Law Council on matters of law and procedure, both to assist in the development of policy and as background (and often foreground!) for the Council's liaison and lobbying functions.