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A Stellar Year for Bond's Dispute Resolution Centre

The Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC) has experienced its busiest year to date since its establishment in 1989, further strengthening its reputation for training, teaching, research and mediation processes both in Australia and across the globe.

Based in the Faculty of Law, the DRC have run several Basic Mediation and Mediator Assessment courses throughout 2010 which enable national accreditation of mediators, along with the successful launch of the first 5-day Family Dispute Resolution postgraduate course.

Additional training courses were also conducted in Sydney and Melbourne for the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, and in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Law Society, as well as for Freehills, Blake Dawson, CCH publishers, District and Supreme Court judges and registrars in WA, Dobinson Davey lawyers, and the Australian Tax office.

DRC Director Professor John Wade said, “We have tried over those years to attract collegial ‘pracademics’ who are strong in three cumulative areas – teaching, writing and practice.”

“It has been particularly encouraging to me to witness such excellent new Bond teaching teams emerge, and to launch family mediation accreditation training,” said Mr Wade.

Members of the DRC have also continued to publish a stream of books and articles, and received invitations to deliver papers at many conferences around the globe. Most notable in the many publications is the book by Laurence Boulle and Miryana Nesic, Mediator Skills and Techniques: Triangle of Influence, which received the award for international Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) publications at the International Awards Ceremony in London.

The DRC has also produced a training DVD on Family Mediation showing parents in conflict over child support, time with their young child and interfering relatives.

If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the Family Mediation DVD, please contact the DRC via their website or email [email protected].

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