Travel and Learning Award for Jamie-Lee Tuuta

Supporting Jamie-Lee Tuuta to travel to Orlando, Florida to attend the 23rd Annual IACP Forum to further her learning and understanding of collaborative practice with a particular focus on family law.

Borrin Foundation Travel and Learning Award

Jamie-Lee’s plan

Jamie-Lee has been awarded Travel and Learning award to travel to Orlando, Florida in October 2022 to attend the International Association of Collaborative Practice Forum which is the largest and most preeminent gather of Collaborative and Consensual Dispute Resolution professionals around the globe. Jamie-Lee’s focus for attending the forum is to further her learning and understanding of collaborative practice with a particular focus on family law. She seeks to learn more about the practice, and how other professionals around the world use this with their clients including in indigenous communities. Jamie-Lee hopes to forge new relationships in the professional community at an international level and use the learnings to bring back and share with a growing collaborative community in Aotearoa. Jamie-Lee hopes to contribute the growing collaborative community in Aotearoa to make this practice available to clients who would benefit from this the most when navigating through the family court and their separation processes. Jamie-Lee believes that collaborative practice offers clients/whanau a safe and dignified environment to reduce the conflict in these settings and minimise its impact on them, their tamariki, their whanau and their life.

About Jamie-Lee

Jamie-Lee Tuuta (Ngai Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri, Ngāti Toa Rangatira) is graduate of the University of Canterbury, and is a Barrister based in Otautahi, Christchurch.  Jamie-Lee has had experience working as a lawyer within iwi, community law, private practice, and the public sector. Her current practice focuses on Family Law and Māori Land Law. Jamie-Lee has a keen interest in justice reform and continues to be involved in various kaupapa with the focus on improving justice outcomes for whanau Māori.

Grant Amount

$9,910 in 2022 to support travel

“The travel award has provided me with an opportunity of a lifetime to travel internationally to enquire and learn more about Collaborative Practice on an International Stage. I believe that this opportunity will provide a strong foundation to grow the practice in Aotearoa so it is available to those who would benefit from it the most.”

Jamie-Lee Tuuta