The Courts, Tribunals and ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Committee acts as liaison between the branch membership and the local courts.
It also take a role in law reform consultation, in matters that impact on litigation practice in courts and tribunals, or in ADR. In this role, the committee sends feedback to the Law Society to contribute to the formation of a national viewpoint.
The committee meets monthly to discuss the issues that arise. It organises irregular seminar presentations on topics such as etiquette, advocacy and the special jurisdictions of the various tribunals.
Issues that the committee has been attempting to address lately include delays experienced in local District Courts, apparently caused by resourcing problems, and unavailability of summary judgment to a defendant with good defences to part only of a plaintiff’s claim.
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