Biography

Emily Yueh-Mi Lai is an Assistant Professor, the Department of Social Work, Tzu Chi University, Taiwan. Her professional knowledge development in socio-legal research, family mediation, adoption, Guardian ad litem, children protection and child welfare service. According to her PhD research- ‘The Comparative Study of Family Mediation between Australia, Hong Kong and Japan- And exploration the situation and development of family mediation in Taiwan’, she still continues her concern in children rights, and works with Family Judges, lawyers, social workers.

RESEARCH PROJECT

"Social Work and the Law Interdisciplinary Education - The cases of Family Mediator and Guardian ad litem in the Law of Domestic Proceedings in Taiwan” run at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. - Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Chi-Nan University, Taiwan.

M.A. - School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

LL.M - Graduate Institute of Children Welfare, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan.

LL.B - College of Law, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

SERVICE TO THE SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION

Member of the Committee on Child and Youth Welfare in Administration Yuan

Member of the Committee on Human Rights in Ministry of Justice

Member of the Advisory Committee on Convention on the Rights of the Child in Ministry of Health and Welfare

Director of the Family Mediation Association Taiwan

Consultant of the Family Mediation Association Taiwan

Member of the Committee on Child and Youth Welfare in Taipei City Government, New Taipei City Government, Hualien County Government, Kinmen County Government and Yilan County Government

Member of the Committee on Domestic Violence Prevention in Taipei City Government, Hualien County Government and Yilan County Government

Member of the Committee on Childcare Advisory in Taipei City Government

Member of the Committee on Child and Youth Sexual Transaction in Hualian County Government

Member of the Committee on Sexual Harassment Prevention in Hualian County Government 

Secretary General, Taiwan Association of Social Work Education

SERVICE TO THE LAW PROFESSION

Lecturer of the Judge Academy

Lecturer of the Ministry of Justice

Member of the Judge Selection Commission in Kaohsiung Family Court

Member of the Family Mediator Selection Commission in Hualian District Court

Supervisor of the Family Court in Taiwan Shilin District Court

Family Mediator of the Family Court in Shilin District Court, Banqiao District Court, Hsinchu District Court and Hualian District Court

Guardian ad Litem of the Family Court in Taipei District Court

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