Webinars and events

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Emergence: Our stories in the next decade is the theme for a series of events and collaborations in 2020 and 2021 culminating in the next National CLCs Conference planned for August 2022. Read more about our theme.

This year we continue to facilitate and co-design online opportunities for professional development, networking, up-skilling and strategic discussions. At the same time, we create a shared space for reflection and support so that we can process the experiences and lessons we are learning as a sector.  We are also planning to start integrating some small in-person events later this year, COVID-19 restrictions permitting.

We invite you to join our webinar series, co-created in collaboration with our colleagues and partners across the legal assistance sector as well as other allies. Click on the webinar titles to see details and register.

To celebrate the upcoming fifth anniversary of the Dhurrawang Aboriginal Human Rights Program, key staff are reflecting on its establishment and successes to date. At this webinar, co-hosted by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Network, presenters discuss how mainstream community legal centres can successfully build programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

“Programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients can and do work when established and run in a culturally safe and trauma informed way. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lawyers / paralegals / other workers are vitally important assets for these programs." 

–Emma Towney, Solicitor/Program Manager

This webinar is essential viewing for: 

  • Centres interested in the process of developing a legal program or practice specifically working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients 
  • mainstream organisations working to build cultural safety and culturally appropriate services for clients

Join us for panel discussion to: 

  • Hear from an Aboriginal lawyer working in and managing the Program   
  • Learn about the value of having Aboriginal and Torres Strait lawyers and paralegals embedded in programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people  
  • Upskill on ways to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in your organisation 
  • Gain knowledge on embedding cultural safety in your workplace 

All are welcome to register for this webinar. The event is appropriate to be used as part of a program of cultural awareness training and gives guidance to Centres working towards the Cultural Safety Standard in the sector's National Accreditation Scheme. 


  • Emma Towney | Solicitor/Program Manager, Dhurrawang Aboriginal Human Rights Program | Canberra Community Law 

  • Alexandra Palk | Supervising Solicitor, Dhurrawang Aboriginal Human Rights Program | Canberra Community Law

  • Parastou Hatami | Former Supervising Solicitor/Program Manager, Dhurrawang Aboriginal Human Rights Program | Canberra Community Law

  • Genevieve Bolton Executive Director/Principal Solicitor Canberra Community Law

Facilitator: Samantha Rudolph | Policy Officer | Consumer Action Law Centre and Convenor of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Network

New date and time TBC.