Family Law Workshop


Leonie Burnham
Program Manager – Capacity Building with eSafety women, Office of the eSafety Commissioner
Monday 16 May 2022

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Room: Ballroom A

Pre-Conference Workshop

Family Law Workshop (FRSA Members Only)


The Family Law Workshop will include external presentations/training on key topics as well as plenty of opportunity for participants to discuss current and emerging issues for Family Law services and professionals.

We are excited to announce that a two-hour interactive workshop, delivered by the eSafety Commissioner’s office, will be held during the morning session on technology facilitated abuse and its impact in domestic and family violence. Technology-facilitated abuse is a growing and insidious form of control – and one that program managers and frontline workers need to keep abreast with. The session will explore technology use, risks and abuse and help participants to improve safety online and work with clients to build protective strategies.

FRSA members report an ever-increasing number of clients presenting with complex issues, including mental health issues. After lunch, Emerging Minds – an organisation dedicated to advancing the mental health and emotional wellbeing of Australian infants, children, adolescents and their families – will give a short presentation on the resources and training they have available to support professionals in their work.

The afternoon session will continue with a facilitated discussion on current and emerging issues for Family Law Services, within the context of COVID-19 impacts and the ending of grants on 30 June 2024. Representatives of the Attorney-General’s Department will attend for a short Q&A session.


As part of the Learning and Development team in the eSafetyWomen program, Leonie Burnham brings over 30 years of experience to her role as Program Manager – Capacity Building.

Leonie has worked across diverse sectors creating content, delivering innovative education programs, and facilitating critical discussions to raise awareness of the many issues impacting women and children experiencing or at risk of experiencing domestic and family violence. Passionate about transferring knowledge from research into best practice, Leonie brings the experience of working with private industry, not for profit and the community led sector, law enforcement and the justice system into her current work to support frontline workers and breakdown the challenges created by technology in unhealthy relationships.