Pacifica Congress is an organisation founded in 2022. It is for all professional participants in Family Law systems across Pacific nations working for separated families to protect the most vulnerable members of our community – children and their families – from the harm that conflict causes. It brings together members of multiple disciplines in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors from across the Pacific region.
Pacifica Congress is made up of judges, lawyers, mediators, psychologists, researchers, academics, counsellors, psychiatrists, parenting coordinators, social workers, parent educators, financial professionals, and new graduates and students from across these professions.
Pacifica Congress encourages education, training, research and collaboration amongst Family Law professionals for the betterment of Family Law practice in order to ultimately enhance the lives of children and parents in separating families.
As a not-for-profit and charitable institution, Pacifica Congress is distinctive because it comprises professionals from all spheres of family law practice. Pacifica Congress members all have the same goals. Namely to advantage communities, to strengthen families, and to support children by research, education, innovation and training.
Pacifica Congress offers a range of professional development activities, training programs, conferences and presentations to enhance family law practice and provide opportunities to expand on current knowledge about how best to serve families and children.
As a not-for-profit and charitable institution, to assist children and their families to overcome the harm that conflict causes by means of research, education, innovation and training.
A Family Law system in which the professional participants work together to protect children and their families, the most vulnerable members of our community, from the harm that conflict causes.
The Board of Directors of Pacifica Congress comprises professionals from all spheres of family law, from judicial officers, to psychologists, to administrators, to mediators, to counsellors, and to dispute resolution practitioners. Their individual skills provide the catalyst to meeting the charitable goals and aspirations of Pacifica Congress.