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.

This is a webinar delivered by Jobs Australia as part of their webinar program. It may be of interest to Member Centres.

The team at Jobs Australia have been working with our partners to offer Jobs Australia Members a range of discounted risk solutions including, risk management policies, procedures, applications, HR and ICT reviews and risk mitigation that will speedup workflows, reducing manual processes, providing value for money options, and creating opportunities in this ever-challenging environment.

By identifying, evaluating, and managing key organisational risks in an effortless manner:

  • Strategic planning and business goals will be met.
  • Regulatory compliance issues are fully understood and controlled.
  • Uncertainties will be addressed in a proactive manner minimising threats and maximising opportunities.
  • Workplace injury both physical and psychological is reduced. 
  • Your business brand is improved.

In this informative webinar, you will hear from leading experts in the risk space providing solutions to guide you and take the pressure off creating an effective risk management environment.

Date and time: Monday 25 October 2021, 11:00am-12:45pm AEDT 

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In recent years, the wellbeing of our workforce has increasingly come into focus. The pandemic is shining an even more intense spotlight on this issue. 

Thanks to our co-hosts at Community Legal Centres Queensland (CLCQ), this webinar explores how the wellbeing of our sector is everyone’s business. How do we ensure that our people are provided with a positive working environment that supports physical and psychological wellbeing, given the increased understanding of the impact that stress, burnout, trauma, workload, and poor employment practices have on individual workers (whether they are paid or volunteer).  

In this webinar, Penny Sullivan from CLCQ will be speaking with Yvette Cehtel, CEO of the Women’s Legal Service Tasmania, to explore organisational strategies and approaches that support workforce wellbeing. This continues a conversation started at the CLCQ Conference earlier this year.

Participants will gain: 

  • Insights and tips on processes of supporting and engaging staff to lead positive organisational change 

  • An understanding on governance and risk assessments that need to be considered 

  • Impactful strategies that can help develop a culture that supports staff wellbeing 

Please note: This October, CLCs Australia’s Emergence series of online events focuses on COVID-19. This is the third of these wellbeing-themed webinars. The webinar is for Member Centres Only. 

Presenter: Yvette Cehtel – CEO, Women’s Legal Service Tasmania

Facilitator: Penny Sullivan – Sector Sustainability Coordinator, Community Legal Centres Queensland

Date and time: Thursday 28 October 2021, 12:00-1:00pm AEDT 

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This November and December, we are delighted to co-host two Cultural Awareness Webinars with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Network, highlighting recent moves for First Nations justice. These sessions will support Centres working towards the Cultural Safety Standard of the National Accreditation Scheme. More details coming soon.

Presenter: Thomas Mayor

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

Date and time: Wednesday 3 November, 3:00-4:00pm AEDT

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This November, CLCs Australia is hosting this sector-first information session on the new sector-wide campaign, Hands up for Justice. Find out what it entails, how it will benefit communities and the community legal sector, including the key asks of the sector to ensure Centres and communities can thrive. 

For the last 6 months, CLCs Australia and the state and territory sector peaks have been developing this new sector-wide campaign that will explain why people and communities across Australia urgently need our sector’s support, raise the profile of community legal centres and distinguish them from legal aid commissions, build a supporter base and ensure that decision-makers understand the need to properly resource our sector. 

You can learn more about Hands up for Justice here.

Please attend this sector-first information session to learn more about what it means for your Centres and the communities you support. 

Date and time: Thursday 4 November at 2:30pm-3:30pm AEDT

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This December, we are delighted to bring you the second of our co-hosted Cultural Awareness Webinars with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Network, highlighting recent moves for First Nations justice. These sessions will support Centres working towards the Cultural Safety Standard of the National Accreditation Scheme. More information coming soon.

Presenter: Emma Towney | Solicitor/Program Manager | Dhurrawang Aboriginal Human Rights Program | Canberra Community Law

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

Date and time: Wednesday 8 December, 3:00-4:00pm AEDT

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