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DV Capacity Building for CLCs - Webinar 10: Assisting LGBTIQ clients and young clients

This webinar will run for one hour, in two half-hour parts, with a short break mid-way. 

Renea Hart will draw on her experience as Principal Solicitor at the LGBTI Legal Service to discuss assisting LGBTIQ clients in DV matters. 

Natasha Pettit, currently on maternity leave from her role as Principal Solicitor at Youth and Family Services – Logan, will discuss assisting young clients.   

DV Capacity Building for CLCs - Webinar 8: Responding to domestic violence in the workplace: building practice management skills

This webinar is relevant to everyone in a workplace. 

Our presenter Kerriann Dear is from Basic Rights Queensland, a state-wide specialist community legal centre providing free advice, advocacy and legal services to people having problems with social security or disability discrimination.   

This webinar will: 

  • Discuss the recognise/respond/refer framework for domestic violence in the workplace; 

  • Outline management responsibilities for supervisors and team leaders; 

DV Capacity Building for CLCs - Webinar 7: Assisting clients with disabilities: building professional skills

Clients with disabilities who experience domestic violence are especially vulnerable, and need specialised assistance. 

Our presenter for this webinar is Leona Berrie, Project Manager from WWILD – Sexual Violence Prevention Association Inc. WWILD provides free counselling and support groups for people with intellectual disabilities who are survivors of crime or exploitation.    

In this webinar Leona will cover: 

  • Intersections between disability and gendered violence/domestic violence; 

DV Capacity Building for CLCs - Webinar 6: Assisting elder clients: building professional skills

Community legal centres have been at the forefront of tackling elder abuse, including domestic violence, including through specialist Seniors Legal and Support Services for people over 60. 

This webinar will cover the provision of assistance to respondents as well as applicant/aggrieved parties in domestic violence matters involving elder clients, and supporting elder clients who are in rural, regional and remote areas and/or unable to attend at a centre’s offices.   

DV Capacity Building for CLCs - Webinar 3: Practical legal ethics & working together for DV clients

Workers assisting clients experiencing domestic violence face daily challenges in providing wrap-around services by working with police, courts, other CLCs, and support services. 

How can we manage ethical responsibilities and provide good referrals, communicate important information, and co-operate with essential services? 

Legal Aid Queensland lawyer Jason Garrick has been heavily involved in providing duty lawyer services in specialist Domestic Violence courts in Brisbane. 

DV Capacity Building for CLCs - Webinar 2: Victim Assist and domestic violence

Webinar 2: Victim Assist and domestic violence

Victims Assist (Department of Justice and Attorney-General) provides information and advice for victims of crime, including assistance with reporting an incident, obtaining help and support, and obtaining financial compensation. 

Julia Morgan is a Community, Research and Liaison Officer at Victims Assist, Department of Justice and Attorney-General. Julia will explain: 

DV Capacity Building for CLCs - Webinar 1: Domestic violence law and practice in Queensland

Webinar 1: Domestic violence law and practice in Queensland

Queensland's Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act was most recently amended in January this year. Magistrates Court practice in this area continues to evolve with the roll-out of specialist courts across the state. Staying up-to-date in this area is essential to provide clients with effective support and advice.  

Understanding intellectual property and content development for CLCs

Community legal centres are frequently creating and using content and resources as part of their work, whether that’s producing community legal education resources and fact sheets, PowerPoints for training and agency visits, marketing collateral for the organisation or other kinds of material. As content creators and users, it is important for centres to be aware of their intellectual property rights and obligations.