Linda Kochanski

Panel Mediator | Nationally Accredited Mediator | Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

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Linda holds a Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher). She is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and an Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Linda started her professional life as a lawyer specialising in Family and Criminal law. In the early 1990s Linda trained at Relationships Australia Queensland as a mediator and worked for Relationships Australia in several positions until she moved into private practice.

Linda has facilitated thousands of mediations since that time and is a highly regarded mediator. In 2018 Linda was Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year and Alternative Dispute Resolution Academic of the Year in the Australian Dispute Resolution Awards.

Linda has trained mediators since 1996, working for Griffith University, QUT and Bond as a lecturer and co-ordinator of courses. Linda has held the position of Co-Director of the Bond Dispute Resolution Centre from 2012 – 2015 and is presently Practice Leader: Dispute Resolution Programs, College of Law (Australia).

Linda has published articles and presents regularly nationally and internationally on dispute resolution and, in particular, family mediation.

In 2016 Linda was elected as Director of the Mediation Standards Board.

Linda has been a Panel Mediator with Clark & Associates since 2019.


  • Gold Coast
  • Brisbane