Linda Fisher

Linda Fisher, BA, (University New England) MA (University of Sydney), B.Ed (UNSW), began her mediating career in 1980 in the first intake for Community Justice Centres in Sydney. She had a background in psychology and adult education, and has been a practitioner, lecturer, trainer, clinical supervisor and researcher in dispute resolution for over 30 years. Her areas of conflict resolution practice include extensive experience in family, community, workplace and farm debt mediation. She is also an accredited Myers-Briggs practitioner.

Linda has published extensively. In 1990 she undertook research on mediation in the USA and the UK on a Law Foundation of NSW Travelling Fellowship. In 2008 she was invited by the Human Rights & Equal Opportunities Commission and the National Judges College in China to speak there on Australian family mediation, following which she also addressed the Family Court in Israel.

Linda established the family mediation service in New South Wales for Relationships Australia. While there, in 1994, anticipating changes to the Family Law Act, she published Australia’s first Parenting Plan, a guide for parents. She was a founding board member of the Australian Dispute Resolution Association. She was an Advanced Practitioner Member of Resolution Institute and of the Australian Dispute Centre. She also held appointment as a guardian ad litem in the NSW Children’s Court and in the Administrative Decisions Tribunal, and was an editorial consultant to the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal.
Linda was a registered family dispute resolution practitioner and accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS).

Linda Fisher
Linda Fisher