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dc.contributor.authorBanks, Cate
dc.contributor.editorTom Altobelli
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-11T06:11:58Z
dc.date.available2018-10-11T06:11:58Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2008-05-02T02:49:53Z
dc.identifier.issn0817623Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/18216
dc.description.abstractThis article provides empirical data that challenges current perceptions about the role of the family lawyer in the family breakdown discourse. It demonstrates how the dichotomous perception that family lawyers are aggressive, self-interested litigators or impartial adversarial advocates may not be well-founded. Data from this study suggests an alternative model. Acknowledging the lawyer as a subjective participant on a very complex journey with a client is a more realistic portrayal of what family lawyers do from day to day. This article focuses on lawyers understandings of being child focused, how those understandings are incorporated into their family law practice and what challenges they present. The analysis suggests that lawyers who identify as child focused often face ethical challenges that they do not feel well equipped to deal with.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherLexis Nexis Butterworthsen_US
dc.publisher.placeSydneyen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.lexisnexis.com.au/en/products-and-services/lexisnexis-journals/australian-journal-of-family-lawen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom37en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto57en_US
dc.relation.ispartofeditionApril 2007en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Family Lawen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390108en_US
dc.titleBeing a family lawyer and being child focused - A question of priorities?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Lawen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2007 Lexis Nexis Australia. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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