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on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:35
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Have you had a GOOD or BAD experience with an ICL? Family Law Survey

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Have you had a GOOD or BAD experience with an ICL? Family Law Survey.

Have YOU had a negative experience with an Independent Child Lawyer (ICL)? Perhaps an ICL was imperative to the outcome of your custody dispute? Tell us about your experience with an ICL at

http://www.familylawexpress.com.au/family-law-pulse/.



This survey will only take a few minutes of your time but would provide invaluable feedback on the performance of ICL in Family Law children’s matters.

Independent Child Lawyers are lawyers assigned by the Court to children involved in child custody and child contact disputes. The purpose of ICL’s is to solely and specifically represent the best interests of such children. Whilst the principles behind ICL’s are apparently logical and
comprehensible, the reality of the role of ICL’s has been repeatedly questioned and has become a matter of controversy within family law.

Questions raised around the legitimacy of ICL’s concerns the quality and effectiveness of representation, the knowledge and skills of ICL’s, their ability to form an impartial view about the best interests of each individual child, and their ability to separate the realities of each case
from pre-conceived legal ideologies which may serve to compromise their effectiveness.

Whilst the Australian Government Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has recently released a report purposed towards the better utilisation of ICL’s, Family Law Express endeavours to add to the debate through our own research. In doing so we wish to both elaborate on and question findings of the AIFS report, and to define the common experience between families and ICL’s in an attempt to uncover truths and offer suggestions for innovative legal reform.

Through such research we aim to educate Australian parents, establish a shared experience of Australian parents involved with ICL’s and inform parents involved in custody disputes of their rights in regard to ICL’s.

We are asking all parents who have been involved with ICL’s to contribute to assisting other parents who face similar experiences and to be involved in prompting important and necessary legal reform.

We ask you to please participate in our short survey on your experience with ICL’s and to add to this significant debate within family law.

Your help in promoting out survey on your site would be instrumental in our aim to reach out to as many parents as possible from diverse backgrounds in order to truly understand the experience of parents with independent children’s lawyers.

If you have any questions please contact me via email at jessica@familylawexpress.com.au

We are no doubt working towards the same cause and I sincerely thank you for your assistance.


Dear Michael,
 
I am writing on behalf of Family Law Express, an organisation committed to the practice of just and equitable family law in Australia. With a key aim of assisting those involved in family law matters, both practitioners and individuals alike. Family Law Express provides information and a wide range of free resources on family law. Amongst these resources are expert family law briefs, family law news, noteworthy court decisions, sample legal documents, factsheets, and our latest endeavour, research into important family law policy issues.
 
We are currently undertaking research into the experience of parents with Independent Child Lawyers and kindly ask for your assistance with our research. The legitimacy of Independent Children’s Lawyers being a hotly debated and contested issue is one we wish to further understand, particularly through the eyes of parents who have had involvement with them. Users and visitors of your site are exactly the audience that we are reaching out too in an attempt to better understand the views and experiences surrounding independent children’s lawyers. We ask that assist us by publishing a link to our survey on your site. We intend to open the survey for 2-3 weeks after which we will analyse the results and present them in a report. Your assistance would be invaluable and will be acknowledged in our final report.
Feel free to introduce the survey on your website, blog or newsletter in an appropriate manner suitable to you visitors or clients, or otherwise feel free to use in part or in whole the suggested article we have attached to this email entitled:
"Have you had a GOOD or BAD experience with an ICL? Family Law Survey" (feel free to make adjustments to the article or title as you see fit)
We have also provided images as attachments to this email that can be used on your website, blog or newsletter, including the Family Law Express logo and a Family Law Express Survey icon, attached to this email.

Experience with an ICL: Family Law Australia survey GOOD or BAD experience with an ICL: Take our Survey

 
We formally launched this survey on Sunday, 13 July, so feel free to publish the link or the article anytime.
This survey will come offline on Sunday 27th July, and once the survey is completed, we would be happy to provide you an advance copy of the report before releasing it formally in recognition of your support with the survey. Please let us know if you wish to be provided with an advance copy.
Many thanks 
Jessica Goddard
Family Law Express

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From:Ariel M J [mailto:mongriella@bigpond.com]
Sent: Thursday, 19 June 2014 6:43 PM
To: Board_President
Cc: fixingflaws@gmail.com
Subject: How can we complain about a psychiatrist's ethics?

Dear Dr Patton

Our group (and many individuals) want to express grave concerns about the professional and ethical standards of some psychiatrists who I believe are your members.

Do you have any code of practice for ‘experts’ and reporters in matters like Family Law and Child Protection?

If so, where can we find them and how can we measure the behaviour of psychiatrists against them?

What recourse do people have if they feel that the reporter is biased and fabricating aspects of their report.

I doubt I’ll get an answer to this but I would appreciate one.

Yours sincerely

Ariel Marguin

Justice for Children Australia

www.justiceforchildrenaustralia.org

0411 842 452

From:Kalimniou, Callie [mailto:Callie.Kalimniou@ranzcp.org]
Sent: Friday, 4 July 2014 9:25 AM
To: 'Ariel M J'
Subject: RE: How can we complain about a psychiatrist's ethics?


Dear Ariel

These guidelines are specifically related to psychiatrists, as medical practitioners. You may find the Australian Psychological Society helpful if you require information relating to psychologists.

Many thanks

Kind Regards

Callie Kalimniou

Legal Officer

Hearings and Complaints

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

309 La Trobe Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

Tel: +61 3 9601 4984 Fax:+61 3 9642 5652

 

Email: callie.kalimniou@ranzcp.org

Internet:www.ranzcp.org

 

From:Ariel M J [mailto:mongriella@bigpond.com]
Sent: Thursday, 3 July 2014 7:27 PM
To: Kalimniou, Callie
Subject: RE: How can we complain about a psychiatrist's ethics?

Dear Callie

Thanks very much for answering my query so promptly. 

I’ll read more thoroughly but meanwhile I wondered – do these matters cover psychologists as well?

Best regards

Ariel

Justice for Children Australia

www.justiceforchildrenaustralia.org

0411 842 452

From:Kalimniou, Callie [mailto:Callie.Kalimniou@ranzcp.org]
Sent: Monday, 30 June 2014 5:47 PM
To: 'mongriella@bigpond.com'
Subject: RE: How can we complain about a psychiatrist's ethics?

Dear Ms Marguin

Thank you for your email. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has a number of resources which could be of some assistance.

The first is a practice guideline in relation to Family Court proceedings and ethical guideline in relation to medico legal reporting, both attached for your reference. Please also see the link to our webpage with some resources which could be of some interest. https://www.ranzcp.org/Publications/Statements-Guidelines.aspx

Many thanks  

Kind Regards

Callie Kalimniou

Legal Officer

Hearings and Complaints

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

309 La Trobe Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

Tel: +61 3 9601 4984 Fax:+61 3 9642 5652

Email: callie.kalimniou@ranzcp.org

Internet:www.ranzcp.org

 

 

 

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