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Community Legal Centres Queensland Leadership Forum

Please note that registrations have now closed.

Join us for this year's Community Legal Centres Queensland Leadership Forum which is taking place in sunny Cairns.  The event is taking place 24 to 25 October 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Cairns.

The two days are an opportunity for leaders from community legal centres to come together to discuss common issues, including:

  • Leading people and teams: supervision, wellbeing, partnerships and governance

  • Leading quality services: procurement, grant writing, cultural safety and technology

The sessions will include a variety of presentations, panel discussions and workshops focusing on a broad range of issues relevant to the community legal centre staff.

Delegates will have the chance to register for the full workshop or just one day. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For further information email Cathy or telephone 07 3392 0092.

Are there any social events?

Community Legal Centres Queensland have booked a table at the Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant for dinner on Thursday, 24 October, 2019. We will be meeting at 6.30pm and the address is 227 Lake Street, Cairns.  People are asked to pay their own way and they can order from the menu which you can view here. There is no need to register for the dinner but please email Cathy at  to let her know that you are coming.

Can I attend part of the conference?

Yes, the conference is broken up into two days. You have the option to register for the full event, or just one day. 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, another person can attend the event in your place. Please email the details of the person attending in your place so that we can update their name tag and registration details. 

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds available. You are welcome to send someone else in your place.

Where can I stay?

There are a number of hotels in Cairns. Some suggestions include:

  • Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside, 209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns
  • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, 122 Lake Street, Cairns
  • Double Tree, 121-123 The Esplanade Cairns
  • Pullman Reef Hotel,35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns

Is there any parking at the venue?

Car parking at the Holiday Inn is complimentary. There is also complimentary street parking available out the front of the hotel and on The Esplanade.

I have special dietary requirements. Who do I tell?

Please email your requirements to Cathy at Community Legal Centres Queensland

Can I get CPD points for attending?

Queensland legal practitioners may self-assess 1 unit per hour of attendance where the content meets your requirements for professional development and allows you to develop the knowledge and/or skill to be applied in legal practice. For full details on the Queensland CPD rules please telephone the Queensland Law Society.

Travel and accommodation subsidies

Travel and accommodation subsidies are available to centres that are located outside of Cairns.  Community Legal Centres Queensland will allocate the funding according to the greatest distance travelled.   To apply for a subsidy, please download the Travel Subsidy Form below.

Meet our sponsors

MinterEllison are generously sponsoring the cost of travel and accommodation subsidies for rural, regional and remote community legal centres travelling to this years workshop.  MinterEllison is an international law firm, headquartered in Australia and regarded as one of the Asia-Pacific's premier law firms. Our teams collaborate across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK to deliver exceptional outcomes. We have a clear goal – to be our clients' best partner.  We put the client at the centre of everything we do and partner with them to deliver truly innovative solutions. To find out more go here. 


Thursday, October 24, 2019 to Friday, October 25, 2019
9.00am to 5.00pm
$50 to $300
The Holiday Inn, 209-217 The Esplanade
Community Legal Centres Queensland