Shepherds Family Law | CLE and DR compulsory training requirements
Details for compulsory training requirements
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CLE and DR Training

Availability – next 3 months

Professional training & CPD

Helping clients reach good agreements is not easy, and neither is meeting CPD requirements.


Matthew Shepherd can help you meet compulsory professional training requirements easily and efficiently, whilst also helping you help your clients in negotiations, mediation and a range of dispute resolution processes.


Matthew Shepherd provides in-house CLE and training on dispute resolution, negotiations and mediation.

Matthew’s expertise includes:
  • 27 years experience as a lawyer, accredited family law specialist, family dispute resolution practitioner, mediator and arbitrator
  • Post graduate studies in dispute resolution and higher education teaching and learning,
  • Teaching dispute resolution advocacy at tertiary level
  • Regular conference speaker, and published writer.


By providing CLE on-site, firms avoid losing lawyers’ time in travel, and enable teams to share knowledge and learn together.

Matthew’s training programs include:
  1. Free in-house one-hour presentation on essential tools for dispute resolution and negotiations.
  • Negotiating styles – selecting the best style for you and your client, and managing the other side’s style.
  • Analysing causes of conflict to find the best ways to resolve them.
  • Choosing the best dispute resolution process, and preparing and supporting clients to make good agreements.


  1. Full and half day courses on advanced negotiations, dispute resolution and mediation advocacy. Fees depend on location and number of attendees. For example, a half day program (four hours) with ten attendees provides 40 hours of CLE. At a total cost of $2,200 for the half day, each CLE costs only $55.


The programs are customised to the audience. They can be family law specific, or general and relevant to all lawyers involved in negotiating agreements and resolving disputes.


For a taste of Matthew’s training programs, here are some short videos of Matthew.

To discuss arranging a session for your firm, organisation or practice group call Matthew on 98770877, or email him at