Presenters & Topics:
Diane Lojszczyk, Senior Family Consultant, Family Court of Australia, Newcastle Registry
Topic: Allegations of Family Violence - complexities and challenges
Diane has been the Senior Family Consultant at the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in Newcastle since 1998. She is a member of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court’s Family Violence Committee.
Greg Levick, Barrister
Topic: Domestic Violence – Appearing for the Perpetrator
Greg was admitted as a solicitor in 1979 and practised in the Western Suburbs of Sydney from then until 1989. His principal areas of practice were in Family Law and Children’s Court matters. In 1989 Greg came to the Bar initially in Parramatta, then Sydney and from 2001 in Newcastle. Whilst initially practising in Family Law at the Bar, Greg’s practice moved principally to personal injuries litigation until 2003 when he again commenced practising significantly in Family Law, mainly in the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court in Newcastle.
Justice Stewart Austin, Judge of the Family Court of Australia
Topic: The Forensic Challenge of Family Violence
Justice Stewart Austin has been a Judge of the Family Court of Australia since 2009. He currently holds the position of chair of the Court Performance Committee, with overall case management responsibility for the Court’s trial division. Justice Austin was admitted as a solicitor in 1984, was the litigation partner in a Newcastle law firm, acquired specialist accreditation in both criminal law and advocacy, and was appointed as an arbitrator for the Local Court of New South Wales. Justice Austin was admitted as a barrister in 1997, undertaking work in a broad range of criminal and civil jurisdictions; although appearing most often in criminal trials and sentencing. More recently he has been an instructor for the Australian Advocacy Institute, which provides advocacy tuition to barristers and solicitors.
Cost (GST not applicable):
Newcastle Law Society Member: $90
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