Clark & Associates News

January 2023: We are pleased to announce that Maryann Hearn has joined the Clark & Associates team as a Panel Mediator for our Restorative Justice service. We are lucky to have Maryann who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in RJ.

December 2022: Legal Director Kate Clark has been named on the prestigious Doyles Guide List: Recommended Family Mediator - Regional Queensland 2023.

October 2022: Kate presented at an Early Careers Lawyer professional development morning on Trauma-Informed Practice.

August 2022: Clark & Associates, together with initiative partners, hosted our second "Job Application and Interview Skills Weekend" for Law Students.

March 2022: Our beloved Mediation Dog Mae turns 2! Happy Birthday Mae Mae.

December 2021: Clark & Associates welcome Panel Mediator Penny Feil to the team. Penny has extensive experience in mediation and in particular in family dispute resolution. We are thrilled to welcome Penny on board.

October 2021: Clark & Associates, together with initiative partners, hosted the first "Job Application and Interview Skills Weekend" for USC Law students.

September 2021: Welcome to our Mediation Assistant Nicole Elliott. Nicole is an admitted solicitor. Nicole has a wealth of experience in supporting clients during challenging times.

July 2021: Clark & Associates hosted a Continuing Professional Development evening on "The Ins and Outs of Child Inclusive Mediation" with FDRP Kate Clark and Child Expert Sophie Jordan.

July 2021: Welcome to our Mediation Assistant Emily Kinross. Emily has just completed her Bachelor of Laws and is about to commence her Practical Legal Training. Emily diligently supports our mediation work and is keen to pursue a career in criminal and family law.

March 2021: Clark & Associates hosted an International Women's Day 2021 Morning Tea for Leading Sunshine Coast lawyers #iwd2021 #choosetochallenge.

December 2020: We have moved. Our rooms are now located in Buderim at Suite 13/102 Burnett Street, Buderim, Queensland. Our space is tailor made to host your mediation in comfort.

December 2020: Introducing Child Expert Consultant Sophie Jordan. Sophie brings to Clark & Associates her extensive experience as a registered Clinical Psychologist and accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Sophie works closely with our Mediators in Child-Inclusive and Child-Focussed Mediations.

November 2020: Clark & Associates is excited to introduce Panel Mediator Julia Boyd who specialises in Commercial matters. Julia is a natural mediator and we are fortunate to have her join our team.

November 2020: Kate Clark, Legal Director, has been recognised as a Finalist, Thought Leader of the Year, Women in Law Awards 2020.

August 2020: Introducing Panel Mediator Amanda Hickey. Amanda has over 10 years' experience in mediation. She is a lawyer, Nationally Accredited Mediator and Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Amanda is available for mediations in Melbourne and Brisbane. We are thrilled to have her join our team.

13 March 2020: IN Noosa magazine have published an article about Clark & Associates. Check out our tips on how to be compassionate in tough times. Page 141, Issue: Autumn 2020

9 March 2020: Introducing Child Expert Consultant Laura Dodds to the Clark & Associates team. Laura and Kate are now delivering valuable and transformative support to families experiencing separation with our child-focussed and child-inclusive mediation service options.

March 2020: Thank you to Kids on the Coast magazine for publishing our thoughts on conscious co-parenting, Page 48 of Issue 97 of the Sunshine Coast magazine:

24 January 2020: A huge congratulations to our Panel Mediator Lily Brisick who is pregnant with baby number three! Our best wishes to Lily and her family.

8 January 2020: Podcast interview with Kate Clark on the Happy Lawyer, Happy Life Podcast

5 November 2019: Kate Clark profiled in McCullough Robertson's Year 101 Celebrating Women In Law Campaign

8 September 2019: Kate Clark and Lily Brisick Presentation at the UQ Compassion Symposium, Restorative justice in the Queensland Justice System: Affected people finding compassion, self-compassion and peace in the aftermath of crime.

4 September 2019: Kate Clark and Lily Brisick Presentation at Southport Courthouse.

17 August 2019: Kate Clark Presentation at the Sunshine Coast Bar Professional Development Day.

6 June 2019: Kate Clark and Lily Brisick presentation, Chaired by Former Judge Robertson at the College of Law and Robertson O'Gorman Solicitors Criminal Law Lecture Series.

22 May 2019: Introducing Panel Mediator, Linda Kochanski who has over 5000 hours experience in parenting and property mediations. Her experience was recognised in 2018 when she was awarded FDRP of the Year and ADR Academic of the Year at the National ADC Awards.

26 March 2019: Introducing Panel Mediator, Barrister Lily Brisick who has extensive experience in Criminal Law having worked as a Prosecutor for the Director of Public Prosecutions since mid 2007 and more recently working at the private bar.

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