Webinars and events

Emergence logo

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, upskilling 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.

This session, co-presented with Community Legal WA, will:

  • consider the obligations a Centre has regarding confidentiality, privacy and data protection,
  • how best to minimise the risk of breaching them and what to do if there is a breach and 
  • policy and procedure templates drafted with assistance by King & Wood Mallesons.

This webinar is a closed session for Member Centres only. It will be recorded and made available on the Members' Portal of the CLCs Australia website.


  • Catherine Eagle, Principal Solicitor – Welfare Rights and Advocacy Service, State PII Representative from WA and convenor of the National PII Network
  • Lisa Kleinau, Solicitor – King & Wood Mallesons

Facilitator: Meg Houston, Capacity Building Manager – CLCs Australia

Date and time: Thursday 20 May, 1:00-2:00pm AEST

Register now

  • Where do you find “how to” guides that actually help?
  • How do you troubleshoot?
  • How do you get the best Google search results?  
  • What is the best way to explain your issue to ICT support?
  • Do you know why (and how!) you should take a screenshot?

In the second webinar in our ICT 101 series, we’ll answer these questions and more to help you become more confident and self sufficient when you hit an ICT issue.

Specific questions or issues you run into often and we should cover in this session? Let us know by emailing info@clcs.org.au.

The Fun(damentals) of ICT is a webinar series aimed at helping our Member Centres (and other NFPs) understand how they can better use technology in the delivery of their services. We look at what technologies are out there, how to set them up and how to use them to benefit your Centre, your staff and volunteers and ultimately your clients.


Charlotte Maung, Business Resilience Coordinator – CLCs Australia

Oliver Moore, ICT Support Officer – CLCs Australia

Facilitator: Samuel Martin, ICT Support Officer – CLCs Australia

Date and time: Thursday 3 June, 2:00-3:00pm AEST

Register now

Keen to learn more about legal needs analysis, better understand the profile of clients in your area and predict demand for your services?

This webinar will show you how to use data about legal need to plan service delivery, make strategic decisions about managing demand, respond to funding proposals and in advocacy work.

It will explore:

  • why legal needs analysis is important and a powerful tool for your decision making,
  • how to use the newly updated Community Legal Centres Australia Legal Needs Strategic Planning Guide and
  • what tools you can use to assess legal need.

Do you have questions about assessing legal need in your local area? Let us know in advance by emailing info@clcs.org.au or bring them on the day.


  • Catherine Hastings, Research Coordinator – CLCs Australia
  • James Okeby, ICT Support Officer – CLCs Australia

Facilitator: Susan Scott, ICT Projects Manager – CLCs Australia

Date and time: Wednesday 9 June, 12:00-1:00pm AEST

Register now