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 - 2022 culminating in the next National CLCs Conference being planned for March 2023. 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 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.

Unless specified, webinars are recorded and available to members in the Members' Portal.

If you are new to the community legal sector, or have joined recently, this webinar is for YOU!  

Join us to connect with some great people from our sector (speakers and participants) and hear an overview of the history of Community Legal Centres in Australia and the role they play in communities.  

You will learn more about the various types of Centres that comprise the sector and the work that they undertake. You’ll hear from staff about the role of state peaks and the role of the national peak. They’ll share some personal insights on the work that they are most proud of and what motivates them to continue to work in our incredible sector.  

There will be plenty of time to ask questions that will help you in your new role. 

Participants will gain these takeaways: 

  • A background to the history of Community Legal Centres in Australia, including insights into funding and the evolution of Centres from early days to where they are today  

  • Information about different types of Centres in the sector, how they interact with each other and how their services offer more than just legal support to their clients  

  • Insights into how the state peaks operate and what their roles are 

  • An understanding of the role of the national peak in the sector  

  • A greater appreciation of how your work contributes to our sector overall 

This webinar is closed to member Centres and Centre board members only.


Presenters: Katrina Ironside | Executive Director | Community Legal Centres NSW 

Eleanor Yates | Capacity Building Coordinator | Community Legal WA

Facilitator: Liz Wells | Capacity Building Coordinator | Community Legal Centres Australia 

Date and time: Wednesday 29 June 2022, 1:00pm-2:00pm (AEST)

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