ADR for practitioners
Becoming a Nationally Accredited Mediator
On 1 January 2008, Australian National Mediator Standards were introduced. These Standards were designed to apply to all types of mediation and have been drafted in wide and general terms. They were revised in 2015. As from 1 July 2015 there are two types of Standards:
- The Practice Standards — govern the relationship of the mediator with the mediation parties and specify practice and competency requirements for mediators and inform parties of what they can expect of the mediation process.
- The Approval Standards — apply to any mediator who seeks to be accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation system. They define the minimum qualifications and training requirements for mediators and assist parties to understand what qualifications and competencies to expect of mediators.
Requirements for our Mediators encompass personal qualities such as appropriate life, social and work experience to conduct the process independently and professionally. Accreditation furthermore requires that our mediators comply with professional practice and ethical standards, have appropriate insurance cover, and have obtained competence through specialised education, training and experience.
QLS Accreditation for Mediation and Arbitration
If you wish to apply to become a QLS Nationally Accredited Mediator, download the application form and return to Queensland Law Society.
Formal qualifications to become an arbitrator require completion of a recognised course. We advise you check with the Queensland Law Society to ensure the course content will enable you to become a QLS- approved arbitrator.
For more information on National Accreditation, please contact the Records Department at email@example.com or 1300 367 757.
Resources for practitioners
- "Bond opens family dispute resolution clinic" QLS Proctor, August 2017
- "Limited scope representation in dispute resolution" QLS Ethics Centre, August 2017
- "Time for a dispute resolution centre?" QLS ADR Committee, December 2016
- "Family law and arbitration: Unfamiliar bedfellows?" Rebekah Bassano, February 2016
- "Australia's arbitral advance: Legislative changes to foster growth" Dr Kai Luck, February 2016
- "International investment courts: Are they next in the evolution of ISDS arbitration?" Liam Prescott and Arndt Herrmann, December 2015
- "All aboard the shuttle? Pros and cons of the shuttle approach to family mediation" Linda Kochanski, November 2015
- "Alternative or mainstream? Is it time to take the 'A' out of ADR?", Paul Coves, October 2015
- "All in agreement? Don't lose your heads" Tim Case and Suzie Emery, September 2015
- "Interpretation of commercial arbitration Acts" Annie Leeks and Raghav Gupta, August 2015
- "Online resolution - Is this the future for disputes?" Hamish Clift, June 2015
- "Complexities of elder mediation - Multi-party, multi-issue and multi-generation" Amanda Molomby, May 2015"Focus on solicitor-mediators" Toby Boys, April 2015
- "Domestic building disputes - A commercial or therapeutic approach?" Mardee Campbell, March 2015
- "Coaching for conflict management" Patrick Wedge, February 2015