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Family Law Education Network of Australia (FLENA)


A complete suite of Australian Family Law precedents, automated through Smarter Drafter, ensuring compliance with FCFCOA Rules and Central Practice Directions.


Increase billing by at least 10 units per day, per practitioner.

Following the best practice principles of Australian Family Law, the FLENA precedent bank is an extensive library of letters, notices, checklists, case outlines and more, covering all aspects of Family Law practice.

These best-in-class documents are automated through Smarter Drafter, saving you time, reducing risk and ensuring compliance. 

Complete Suite

Complete suite of Family Law Precedents

FLENA offers a comprehensive suite of FCFCOA + Central Practice Directions compliant precedents that follow the legislated pathway.


Always Up-to-Date
and Accurate

Smarter Drafter's delivery via the cloud ensures that the FLENA precedent bank is compliant, always correct and continually updated.


Trusted by leading Family Law firms

Developed by leading Senior Family Lawyers, Accredited Specialists, and experts in their field.

Accuracy and Efficiency

FLENA precedents offer step-by-step guidance through each stage of a Family Law matter, irrespective of complexity.

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Courtroom Ready
FLENA precedents are continually updated to ensure compliance with Federal Court and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) Rules 2021 and Central Practice Directions including the Ancillary Central Practice Directions.

Built-in Guidance
Be taken step-by-step through every document. Smarter Drafter's Q+A form dynamically adapts to your answers and prompts you for everything needed to complete each FLENA document. Be supported with on-screen prompts, tips and definitions.

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The Family Law Education Network of Australia (FLENA)

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The Family Law Education Network of Australia (FLENA) was established with the goal of providing consistent and high-quality precedents to Family Lawyers and Barristers that are compliant with the FCFCOA Rules and the Central Practice Directions.

Founded by Amanda Little, Director of the award-winning leading boutique firm ALA Law, the FLENA precedents have been developed by Senior Family Lawyers and Accredited Specialists in Family Law. Used extensively across Australia, and recognised as an industry leader, the FLENA precedent bank is proven to increase billing by at least 10 units per day per practitioner.

How FLENA Works with Smarter Drafter –
A Step-by-Step Procedure

Each of the precedents is numbered and aligned with the FLENA procedure checklist, which guides you through what precedents to send at each point of the matter.

Everything you need for a STANDARD Family Matter

  • Central Practice Directions Compliant Stage Checklist
  • Central Practice Directions Compliant Precedent Correspondence
  • Precedent Order Library
  • Central Practice Directions Compliant Template Advices
  • Final Notice Letters prior to Commencing Proceedings
  • Complete suite of letters from start to end

And the NOT SO STANDARD Family Matter

  • Critical incident list
  • Evatt and Lighthouse Precedents
  • Major Complex Financial Proceedings Precedents
  • Offer letter precedents
  • Special Release Precedents to align with updates

Intake Forms | Letters | Written Notices | Resolutions | Statements | Notices | Summary Documents | Case Outlines | Offer of Settlement | Procedures | Client Brochures

Powered by Automation

When added to a Smarter Drafter subscription, the FLENA precedent bank is instantly available to use, anywhere, anytime via the cloud.

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Invite your clients
Why wait for a face-to-face meeting? Have your clients complete an online Q+A on any device. Your clients can provide you with the exact instructions you need for their matter.

Automatically Populated Forms
Never rekey again. All of the instructions your client has provided are automatically added to the document in Smarter Drafter. The pre-population of instruction data will dramatically reduce your drafting time.

The right data, every time
Smarter Drafter’s online Q+A form checks addresses against Google Maps and ABN details with the Australian Business Registry for absolute accuracy every time. In-built data validation also ensures your dates and calculations are always right.

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Underpinned by integrations

As with all content produced by Smarter Drafter, all FLENA precedents are underpinned by integration with your firm's practice management solution. Avoid the mistakes linked to rekeying and integrate with your practice management system (PMS) for matter details, Google Maps for accurate addresses and the Australian Business Register for the correct company details.

At the end of the process save your completed documents directly to your document management system (DMS).

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Additional Benefits

Ongoing education with FLENA

FLENA Benefits

CPD Points
A subscription to FLENA goes beyond precedents. Each year, all FLENA subscribers gain access to 20 units of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) education. Delivered online, tracked and audit-proof, FLENA education allows you to meet your CPD requirements while gaining access to renowned Family Law experts from across Australia.

Family Law Community
The FLENA community of members and contributors extends from Judges, Judicial Registrars, and non-judicial Registrars to Accredited Specialists in Family Law, FDRPs, Collaborative Professionals and interdisciplinary professionals.

FLENA Benefits

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The FLENA precedent bank is an Add On to an existing Smarter Drafter subscription. 
Contact the Smarter Drafter team to learn more.