In a major new development acknowledging the power of social media, the Australian family law courts – the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court (with the exception of the WA Family Court) – have launched YouTube channels.
The official YouTube channels will showcase informational videos aimed at helping un-represented litigants (also called ‘self-represented litigants’ or occasionally ‘SRLs’ with court procedures relating to family law. However, they can also be helpful for clients who have solicitors but would like a ‘refresher’ on topics.
The first video to be uploaded focuses on serving divorce documents, an area identified by the courts as causing confusion for litigants.
As more videos are uploaded, the range of topics will increase, so bookmark those channels for future reference.