Family law assistant qualifying criteria

Family Law Assistant applicants are required to meet the following five conditions

a) You must have successfully completed either:

  1. the Resolution Family Law Assistant certificate Find out more; or
  2. the CILEX Level 3 Family Law and Family Practice units Find out more; or
  3. the CILEX Tutorial College Family Law and Practice certificate or the equivalent of the previous CILEX Level 3 courses or above in both family law and family practice and, if such courses have been completed more than five years prior to the date of application, has obtained at least eight hours of Continuing Professional Development training in family law or a related field in each of the five years prior to the date of application; or
  4. been elected by the Institute of Paralegals as a Certified Paralegal or Qualified Paralegal and specialise in family law work. Find out more from the Institue of Paralegals website.

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b) Have at least 3 years experience in family law work or (if a law graduate, at least 1 year of experience)

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c) Be supervised by a qualified solicitor or legal executive who is a full member of Resolution

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d) Spend at least 50% of fee earning time doing client facing chargeable family law work which progresses the case with a minimum of 550 hours a year

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e) Produce a certificate from your supervisor (who is a full member of Resolution) to confirm that you adhere to the Resolution Code of Practice.