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WA Family Law Pathways Network invites you to their event

Online applications for interim FVROs by Legal Aid

About this event

Recent changes to the law in WA have made it easier for some people to apply for a family violence restraining order (FVRO). This free webinar organised with Legal Aid will provide information on the recent changes in legislation and provide information on the new online applications for interim FVROs. 

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    Wa Family Law Pathways Network

    The objective of the Western Australia Family Law Pathways Network is to foster strong links with locally based providers who operate as part of, or alongside, the family law system, to enhance collaboration and improve overall assistance to separated and separating families.

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    Michael Hovane Family Violence Consultant at Legal Aid @ Legal Aid WA

    Michael Hovane has been a practising lawyer for over 28 years and has been at Legal Aid WA for the past 20 years, managing the specialist Domestic Violence Unit and working as a litigation lawyer, ICL and FDRP in the Family Law Practice Unit. Michael is passionate about the area of family violence and the need to work holistically and collaboratively, and has had a key role in establishing a number of multi-agency, multi-disciplinary family violence services and health justice partnerships. He has been seconded twice by DOJ to work on family violence related legislation. He was seconded to a policy role with National Legal Aid in 2018 to assist with their submission to the ALRC Family Law Review. Since his return to Legal Aid WA in 2019, he has taken up a newly created role of Family Violence Consultant, where he has a lead role in relation to family violence practice, policy, training and resources across the whole of the agency.

WA Family Law Pathways Network

Funded by the Attorney-General's Department, the objective of the Western Australia Family Law Pathways Network is to foster strong links with locally based providers who operate as part of, or alongside, the family law system, to enhance collaboration and improve overall assistance to separated and