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NACLC Conference 2019

The National Association of Community Legal Centres and Community Legal Centres Queensland (NACLC) who are co-hosting this year’s Conference, are delighted to announce the 2019 Conference. We warmly welcome you to support, shape and join this year’s Conference. We aim to upskill, connect and inspire people in a variety of roles who are designing and delivering important legal services to those most in need of our help.   

Mental Health First Aid Officer Course

Queensland Law Society aspires to lead the profession by educating practitioners on the severity of mental health concerns in the industry. Become an accredited Mental Health First Aider, increase your understanding of the issues and learn to recognise and respond to your co-workers in need.

This course is purpose built for the legal profession and consists of eLearning and a face-to-face workshop presented by Belinda Winter.

Rhetoric and reality: the making of English medieval legislation

Selden Society 2019 Lecture Series - Lecture 1: The Third Annual Lord Atkin Lecture

In this lecture, Professor Paul Brand will describe the different rhetorics of legislation enacted during the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries—a period when the initiative in legislation still clearly lay with the King of England and his advisers, and also a period which saw the enactment of legislation with a major and continuing impact and importance.

Join us for refreshments in the Portrait Gallery after the lecture.

Amendments to the Child Protection act - permanency and information sharing

Legal Aid Queensland is providing child protection training for community legal centres and other advice lawyers. These sessions will enhance practitioners’ knowledge of the recent legislative amendments to the Child Protection Act.

These sessions follow on from the 2018 webinar series, which provided a complete overview of the child protection system — from notification and investigation by Child Safety through to proceedings in the Childrens Court and QCAT.

CPD seminar: The role of the Office of the Public Guardian in family law, child protection and domestic violence matters

Presenter: Catherine Moynihan, Official Solicitor and Director of Legal Services / Investigations, Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). Panel including Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Family Law in-house Legal Aid Lawyers.


To enhance participants' understanding of the applicable law relating to adults with impaired capacity, the scope of the OPG’s role when an order has been made for the OPG to be appointed as guardian for legal matters not relating to property or finances and the practicalities of working with the OPG.

An Uncertain Path: Navigating voluntary assisted dying laws in Australia

Voluntary assisted dying laws raise vital questions about our approach to death and suffering as a society.

With the 2017 introduction of voluntary assisted dying laws in Victoria, and Queensland and West Australia now contemplating the same, this longstanding and contentious issue is a priority for State Governments. 

Join our panel as they share their expertise in the fields of law, ethics and psychiatry to discuss some of the complexities these laws present in conversation with Radio National's Scott Stephens.

Helping consumers access the new Australian Financial Complaints Authority

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority or ‘AFCA’ is a new external dispute resolution (EDR) scheme to deal with complaints from consumers in the financial system.

AFCA replaces the three existing EDR schemes of the Financial Ombudsman Service, the Credit and Investments Ombudsman and Superannuation Complaints Tribunal so that consumers have access to a single EDR scheme.