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Family Law: Realities, Expectations and Hope

Mist on the mountain at Vang Vieng, Laos

About the Conference

LAWASIA is pleased to invite the participation of members and legal professionals at the 7th LAWASIA Family Law & Children’s Rights Conference, to be held in Vientiane, Laos from 6 – 8 June 2018.  The conference program offers high-level content relevant not only to family law practitioners, but also to children’s advocates, policy advisors, academics, judicial officers and a range of non-government organisations.

Hosted on the banks of the Mekong River, the conference will examine a range of cross-border issues in family law and children’s rights, including:

•  trafficking of the vulnerable;
•  surrogacy and ethical challenges;
•  the impact of social media on family law;
•  support for families and children in distress;
•  effective negotiations and understanding the client, the lawyer and the child;
•  technology in family law practice;
•  challenges in international family law and The Hague Convention;
•  the protection of vulnerable members of the family; and
•  estrangement and alienation and future world – family law in the next decade.

This will be the seventh in a series of LAWASIA conferences on family law and children’s rights (FLCR). Building on the success of previous FLCR events, the conference will provide a unique opportunity for lawyers and associated professional members in the region to exchange insights, explore current policy and practice issues, and exposure to a professional network of colleagues with shared interests and expertise.