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Conference Program 2019

Day 1 – Climate Change Science for CLC Lawyers 

Day 1 – Climate Crisis: Act Now! (Sean Ryan)

Day 1 – Climate Crisis: Act Now! (Nicola Rivers)

Day 1 – Climate Crisis: Act Now! (Tom)

Day 1 – Voices For Change: Possibilities 

Day 1 – Integrated Circuits: Joined-up Service Delivery Research (Rebecca McMhon) 

Day 1 – Integrated Circuits: Joined-up Service Delivery Research (Mi-Lin Chen Yi Mei & Adam Wilson) 

Day 1 – A Place To Call Home: Advancing the Rights of Refugee and Asylum Seeker People

Day 1 – Purposeful Inclusions

Day 1 – Dynamic Numbers 101 

Day 1 – Power Up: Interpreting CLASS Data for Advocacy 

Day 1 – Why Human Rights Matter: The Possibility and Role of Human Rights Frameworks in Australia 

Day 1 – Making Right Real: LGBTIQ People and Communities (Lee Carnie)

Day 1 – Making Right Real: LGBTIQ People and Communities (Alastir Lawrie)

Day 1 – Us Too: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence 

Day 1 – Flying High: Developing Team Performance 

Day 1 – Power To The People: Consumer Law Rights 

Day 1 – Aboriginal Engagement: Multiple Roles of Our Aboriginal Engagement Advisors 

Day 1 – Climate Law Reform, Planning and Social Justice 

Day 1 – Power Up: CLASS for New Users 

Day 2 – Connection with Community: Grassroots Activism, Movement Building for Change 

Day 2 – Activate: The Power of Community Legal Centres to Defend Activist Spaces 

Day 2 – Maximum Impact: Approaching Evaluation 

Day 2 – Powering Forward: The Future of CLASS

Day 2 – Purposeful Cultural Safety in the Workplace - by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers 

Day 2 – Empowering Boards: Community Governance - Realistic Expectations and Risks 

Day 2 – NDIS Possibilities: Pathways To Better Client Outcomes 

Day 2 – Prisons and Policing: Dismantling Unjust Systems and Practices 

Day 2 – Leadership: Power, Purpose and Possibility 

Day 2 – Democracy Now! Developing CLE Material on Active Participation in Australian Democracy 

Day 2 – A Force for Change: Strategic Litigation 

Day 2 – Sustainable Energy: Building Wellbeing and Resilience in Your Community Legal Centre 

Day 2 – Get Wired with LexisNexis: Checking Facts and Legality Issues 

Day 2 – Power Up: Advanced CLASS Features 

Day 2 – Empowering Changes: Decolonial Approach and Tackling Trans-Tasman Injustice 

Day 2 –  People Power: Engaging and Retaining Volunteers 

Day 2 –  Dynamic Engagement: Community And The Roles Of Community Legal Centres (Preethi Vergis) 

Day 2 –  Dynamic Engagement: Community And The Roles Of Community Legal Centres (Geoff Mulherin) 

Day 2 –  Powerlines: The Needs for Women and Young People (CAWLS)

Day 2 – Powerlines: The Needs for Women and Young People (Top End Women's Legal Service) 

Day 2 –  National Partnership Agreement 2.0 Consultation (CLCs only

Day 2 –  All Systems Go: Legal Practice Management and Continuous Quality Improvement (CLCs only

Day 2 –  Power Up: Administrative Reporting and CLASS

2011 Conference Keynote Speakers

2011 Conference Program

2011 Draft Conference Program

2011 Conference Resolution Form

Alison Muller and Mark Cairn - Mentally Impaired Accused Act, Time for Law Reform

Anna Howard - The Law that was Missing 

ATSI Legal Service QLD - Andrew Hackett

Barry Penfold - Remote Law, The Agony and the Ecstasy

Cassandra Goldie - Rights, Representation and Reform, Perspectives from Local to National

Donna Hensen - Cyber bullying, Untangling the Web

Donna Hensen - Cyber Bullying

Donna Hensen - Skill Up Speak Up

Elizabeth McKinnon - Environmental Justice

Erin Dolan and Jane Kenny - Grant Writing, Tips, Tools and Tricks

Gabrielle Marchetti and Michael Geelhoed - Choice of Forum for Termination of Employment

Helen McGowan, Sharon Tomas and Barbara Rowe - Priming the Pump, Sustainability Within the Regional Legal Profession

Hugh de Kretser - Where We Come From, CLC History, Philosophy and Practice

Judith Stubbs - Social and Economic Costs and Benefits of CLCs

Johann Kirby and Melinda Crimp - Creating Better Information

Katrina Wong - Using Skype to Bridge the Great Divide for Young People in RRR Areas

Leon Jones - Transition to the New Award

Merran Lawler, Jeff Giddings and Mike Robertson - Reforming our Approach to Empowerment, Looking Inward Not Outward

Nick Pearce - Pitfalls of Telecommunications Debt

Nicola Rivers, Rachel Ball, Anna Howard and Michelle McDonnell - Taking Your Law Reform to the Next Level, Strategic Law Reform

Prue Gregory and Anton Hermann - Rights and Representation, Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance

Radhika Kumar - Remote Lawyering, Discussing Challenges and Identifying ways to Improve Representation for Clients in Remote Locations and Clients in Detention

Rosslyn Mayne - Gender, Transgender and the Law, Current Legal Issues

Shelley Alvarez and Jessica Abi Khattar - Sustaining Tenancies for Ex-prisoners

Susan Fahey and Angela Lynch - Coordinated Family Dispute Resolution, a Pilot Project which Aims to Assist in Resolving Parenting Disputes in Families Affected by Family Violence

Tanja Kovac - Human Rights are Aussie Rules, An Interactive Experience

Tina Turner - Maximising Impact, How a Theory of Change Can Map the Road to Successful Outcomes

Toby Archer - Casework and Campaigning for Law Reform, A Success Story