Jennifer is an Accredited Family Law Specialist committed to keeping clients out of court. Over 20 years experience in family law have taught her that court should be a place of last resort. Her firm, Hetherington Family Law's motto is 'Conflict is not inevitable'
Jennifer is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. She has undertaken extensive training in Collaborative Practice and Mediation.
Jennifer is Secretary of the Queensland Association of Collaborative Professionals (having served on the Committee for several years) and will commence as a Board member of the peak international organisation for collaborative professionals, the IACP (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals) in October 2017.
Jennifer has presented at international conferences including the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts annual conference in Boston in 2017 and the Association for Conflict Resolution - Greater New York annual conference in Manhattan in 2017. She is regularly called upon to present to other lawyers on family law topics for the Queensland Law Society. '