find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Lawyers fed up with fighting

Lawyers fed up with fighting

Lawyers tired of couples fighting are urging clients to take part in a new anti-conflict campaign.

LAWYERS fed up with couples fighting are urging clients to take part in a campaign called Fight Free February.

A group of lawyers are asking couples to abstain from fighting in the lead up to Valentines Day on 14 February.

The campaign, lead by lawyer Jane Libbis of CE Family Lawyers, focuses on a different area of conflict in people’s daily lives the entire month. This week, in the lead up to Valentines Day, they’re targeting fighting couples.

Libbis and her colleagues are pleading with everyone to commit to a ‘Fight Free February, asking individuals to avoid fighting with their partner over the bills, the kids, the chores, or their annoying habits.

“Use this week in the lead up to Valentine’s Day to limber up your communication and conflict resolution skills. We guarantee it will make your relationship better and might even lead to a more romantic Valentine’s evening,” Libbis said.

Lawyers have seen their fair share of fighting couples, Libbis suggests, making them experts on conflict.

“You could say, as lawyers, we are experts in conflict. We’ve seen the best and the worst of it.

“We know from experience that clients who are able to put aside the stresses of the past and adopt a future-focus resolve their matters much more quickly and contentedly.”

Libbis has joined with a number of counsellors and psychologists to create an online resource – with tips posted every day of February on ways to resolve conflicts without fighting.

People can join a facebook group to get daily tips and enter weekly competitions, or access more information at

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Lawyers fed up with fighting
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Lawyers slam rushed consultation for SA repeat offenders bill
The Law Society of South Australia has expressed concern for a proposal to roll out new laws amendin...
The pursuit of happiness in the law
A panel of legal experts have explored how to define success in the legal profession, and how lawyer...
Queensland University of Technology, ruby milestone
Queensland law school reaches ruby milestone
Celebrating 40 years since establishing a law course in 1977, the Queensland University of Technolog...
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...