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Description of Practice
Joanne Law provides flexible, accessible dispute resolution services including mediation, training, coaching & consulting via video meeting for families & workplaces
Joanne Law is an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, NMAS Accredited Mediator, New Ways for Families Coach, Life, Business and Excecutive NLP Coach and professional trainer. She works with families and people in workplaces to provide interventions when they are caught up in disputes and conflict. She works as a mediator and/or as a Pre-mediation / Interpersonal Skills Coach to support people to develop their negotiation skills. Her specialty is working with higher conflict cases using Video Meeting technology to manage risk and increase convenience for her clients. She is also a trainer and assessor for Mediators and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners and has mentored many mediators as a co-mediator and trainer for Mediation Institute which she founded in 2013. In 2015 she established the not-for-profit Interact Support to help people who are falling between the gaps in the family law system to resolve their issues, protect their children from their conflict and help them to find peace in their interpersonal relationships with their co-parents.
Joanne has been a professional mediator since 2013. She works as an independent professional and with Interact support providing family dispute resolution services. Her experience is primarily in family law mediation and workplace mediation with some experience in community and education mediation facilitation. She is also a Certified Family Group Conference Facilitator. She has co-authored the Mediation Skills Primer Mediation and Communication Skills Manual and written and delivered training in dispute resolution.
Mediation Institute (Mi)
Relationships Australia South Australia
Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution
NMAS Mediator Accreditation
New Ways for Families Pre-Mediation Coaching
New Ways for Families Post Separation Parenting Coaching
Family Group Conferencing
Mediation Approach & Philosophy
Joanne Law is a strong supporter of self-determination by clients. After all they are the ones who have to live with the resolution. She works cooperatively with lawyers to ensure that clients are informed about their legal rights and responsibilities but only uses lawyer assisted mediation for very vulnerable clients. This is because resolving disputes isn't just about legal rights, it is about what matters to the people involved. I see mediation as an intervention that has the potential to shift the relationship dynamic away from unresolved disputes and conflict towards one where issues are able to be resolved and conflict avoided in the future.
Representative Cases Handled as a Mediator
Family Dispute Resolution for property cases including complex high net worth property matters. Family Dispute Resolution for finance cases helping couples to work out interim financial arrangements. Family Dispute Resolution for parenting cases helping parents to reach initial and ongoing parenting agreements, to review and update parenting agreements. Family Dispute Resolution for parenting cases helping parents to negotiate Parenting Plans to replace the terms of Court Orders. Workplace mediation with teams and individuals. Community Mediation
Complex Case Experience
The main work I do is family dispute resolution with couples however I can work with family groups if their cultural or individual family situation requires family led decision making rather than parent led. The main complexity that I deal with is related to power imbalances and a history of family violence where I provide modified processes (Mediator Facilitated Negotiation) and Video Shuttle Mediation to ensure that issues can be resolved without fear and coercion.
$275 per person per hour base fee. Discounted rates $198 per hour when working for the not-for-profit Interact Support with lower income earners. Hardship cases "Pay what you can now, Pay if you can later" are available through Interact Support.
Available on request.
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