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References for location or information orders

References for clients relating to location and information orders.

VLA Professional support

The Professional support team have collated a page of resources to assist with family law practice. The page links to latest news, case notes and other relevant materials. The 'Related resources' section links to the latest edition of the 'Best practice guidelines for lawyers doing family law work'.

See Practice resources—Family(opens in a new window).

Case summaries

For summaries of key family law cases see: Family case notes(opens in a new window).

VLA publications for the public

The following publications have not been made available to the general public, but may be useful:

  • How to run your family law case
  • Airport watch list order
  • Contravention kit

See Practice resources—Family law resources—Family law publications(opens in a new window).

The library has shortlisted some key resources for family law. These include loose-leaf services journals and key texts.

See Library and research—Family law research links(opens in a new window).

LexisNexis Practical Guidance: Family law

This resource has checklists and commentary about various family law matters.

See LexisNexis Practical guidance—Family law(opens in a new window).

Family Court of Australia

The Family Court website has fact sheets, publications, court lists, judgments and information about court procedure to assist people who are preparing for a hearing before the court.

See Family Court of Australia(opens in a new window).

This interstate legal aid commission has information to help lawyers with family law issues. There is some information about location orders in 'Recovery orders resource kit for lawyers'

See Legal Aid NSW—For lawyers—Family law(opens in a new window).

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