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1. Northern Territory Law Handbook
CLC/Agency: Multiple agencies
Contact Person: Dorothy Fauls
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 27-01-2017

The NT Law Handbook is an easy-to-read guide to law in the Northern Territory. This approach to providing the community with plain language information on a comprehensive range of legal topics has been developed by AustLII, the NT Legal Aid Commission and the Darwin Community Legal Service, with the support of the Law Society of the Northern Territory Public Purposes Trust. Over 70 people from the legal community, government and community agencies donated their time, expertise and effort to ensure that the text is up-to-date and accurate. All sections have links to the primary legislation and case law as well as further information, including contacts should you require legal advice. Simply browse and click on any of the more than 100 ...

2. My Care, My Plans Card
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

To celebrate the City of Port Phillip Seniors Festival 2016, in partnership with Alfred Health we produced the My Care Card which which includes important details about who to contact if medical decisions need to be made for you.

3. The Queensland Law Handbook Online
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Camielle Donaghey
Jurisdiction: QLD Commonwealth
Date Added: 06-01-2017

The Queensland Law Handbook online is a comprehensive, plain-English legal resource designed to help you deal with your legal problems.

4. Flash Mob
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 24-11-2016

On Saturday 12 November, Barwon Community Legal Service joined staff from Bethany Community Support, Diversitat, City of Greater Geelong and a bunch of young people to stop traffic in Geelong CBD between Market Square and Westfield Shopping Centres. The group surprised unassuming shoppers with a Flash Mob dance in the street that was aimed at raising awareness about respect and healthy relationships. This Flash Mob community campaign is one of many events being run as part of the Barwon Month of Action to Stop Men’s Violence Against Women. www.monthofaction.com.au

5. Breaking Down Barriers
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 25-05-2016

Many people with disability face multiple complex barriers to accessing the justice system. At this innovative and informative forum, learn to empower your clients and hear from some of the leading experts in disability support services, legal services, the judiciary, social work and more. This full day forum also provides continuing professional development (CPD) points for lawyers and social workers, as well as an excellent opportunity for networking and learning about how to improve access to justice for your clients with disability.

6. Guys Gotta Know
CLC/Agency: Women's Legal Service Tasmania
Contact Person: Kim Woolley
Jurisdiction: TAS
Date Added: 19-05-2016

A plain English, modern and relevant website for young Tasmanian men seeking information about issues relevant to them, both legal and non-legal.

7. Rights on Show 2016
CLC/Agency: Darwin Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Saskia Strange
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 01-04-2016

Darwin Community Legal Service's 22nd human rights art award and exhibition will be held at the Darwin Supreme Court.

PDF 8. Community Worker Forums
CLC/Agency: Fitzroy Legal Service
Contact Person: Ela Stewart
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 06-07-2015

Fitzroy Legal Service, in collaboration with a number of community legal centres, hosted 9 training forums across metropolitan and regional Victoria in 2015.

The forums provided frontline community workers with practical legal tips and insights into areas of the law that are most likely to impact their clients, including:

  • Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • Sentencing and Therapeutic Jurisprudence
  • Civil Law for Community Workers (Fines and Infringements, Intervention Orders, and Victims of Crime Tribunal)
  • Confidentiality and Duty of Care

The reading guide for the sessions can be downloaded from this page, and copies of the presentations can be obtained via the c...

9. Talking Justice 2015
CLC/Agency: Loddon Campaspe CLC
Contact Person: Anna Howard
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 18-05-2015

In 2014 Loddon Campaspe CLC held a series of public lectures around issues of justice.

Our speakers came from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. More than 240 people bought tickets to our inaugural event. In 2015 we repeated the event but rescheduled it to coincide with Law Week. More than 370 people attended four sessions held over two days.

Speakers included the Hon. Howard Nathan, Helen Szoke, Professor Mick Dodson AM, Tim Wilson, Lydia Shelly, Rob Stary, Ken Marchingo, Warwick Smith, Eva Cox, Ange Barry, Louise Staley MP and Dr Alessandro Demaio.

Videos will be available shortly.

10. The Queensland Law Handbook
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Camielle Donaghey
Jurisdiction: QLD Commonwealth
Date Added: 19-12-2014

A plain-English guide to the law.

11. Lawyers Practice Manual of Queensland
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Camielle Donaghey
Jurisdiction: QLD Commonwealth
Date Added: 19-12-2014

A loose-leaf subscription based manual aimed at lawyers.

This product is a narrative guide to the practice and procedure of law in Queensland. This compendium of law assists in achieving better and faster outcomes for practitioners in dealing with a variety of legal issues.

12. Purple November - Craft and Conversation 2014
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 03-12-2014

During November 2014 Barwon Community Legal Service supported Purple November (an initiative of Reclaim the Night Geelong) by running craft and conversation workshops, whereby local girls and women hand made purple pom-poms. These pom-poms were then displayed in various local organisations shopfront windows to raise awareness about violence against women.

13. Everyday-Law Website
CLC/Agency: Victoria Law Foundation
Contact Person: Elisa Berg
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-12-2014

Everyday-Law has been developed to help Victorians better understand the law and their legal system by providing the best, easy-to-understand legal information in one spot.

You can search the site to:

  • better understand your legal issues
  • find someone who can help without breaking the bank
  • understand how Victorian courts and the legal system work
  • learn how to resolve disputes in and out of court
14. Victorian Legal Directory
CLC/Agency: Victoria Law Foundation
Contact Person: Elisa Berg
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-12-2014

'Have a Legal Question?' has been developed by Everyday-Law to help Victorians better understand the law and their legal system by providing the best, easy-to-understand legal information in one spot. The best everyday legal information in one place.

15. Victorian Law Help Directory
CLC/Agency: Victoria Law Foundation
Contact Person: Elisa Berg
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-12-2014

The Everyday-Law Online Directory is a comprehensive list of organisations that provide free or low-cost legal advice and information to Victorians on a wide range of issues. Use it to get the right help for your legal questions.

16. Launch of Family Violence Brochures
CLC/Agency: Darebin Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Lorraine McBride
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 13-11-2014

Darebin CLC will launch four brochures on 4 December 2014 to support the Darebin Intervention Order Service (DIOS).

Launch speakers will include Ms. Joumanah El Matrah (Australian Women's Centre for Human Rights), Rodney Vlais (CEO No to Violence & Men's Referral Service) and Her Honour Ms Wakeling (Regional Coordinating Magistrate, Family Violence Division, Heidelberg).

Each Speaker will provide a different perspective of the family violence court system and innovations in the delivery of family violence support services.

17. Elephant in your Room? Phase Two
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 23-10-2014

Building on the success of the 2012 project, which took the Elephant on tour, and utilising much of the already developed imagery and materials, we placed 70,000 drink coasters in venues across the Barwon region. The aim was for as many venues as possible to use our coasters rather than those provided by their liquor suppliers for the duration of the Month of Action (MOA) (Nov 2014). Media and social media supported the project during the MOA.

18. You the Man - Law Week Event
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 04-08-2014

To celebrate Law Week 2014, Barwon CLS in partnership with Deakin University, hosted a play entitled ‘You the Man’, addressing dating violence and bystander intervention and prevention.

You the Man is an engaging, entertaining, and results-based educational program that uses live theatre to empower students and community members —both male and female—to step out of the bystander role and practice safe peer intervention. This comprehensive dating violence prevention program is unique as it promotes a model of empathetic male voices and shows the incredible power of bystander support and action.

Following the play, the audience (made up of ...

19. You Decide Who Decides
CLC/Agency: Office of the Public Advocate
Contact Person: Helen Rushford
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 24-07-2014

This innovative and interactive computer program introduces a range of culturally diverse characters who are considering making enduring powers of attorney. With the help of guide, Captain Power, and his knowledge of enduring powers of attorney, the characters' stories allow participants to reflect on what is important to them when considering who to choose as substitute decision makers.

20. When she talks to you about the violence
CLC/Agency: Women's Legal Service NSW
Contact Person: Natalie Neumann
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 23-04-2014

These resources assist doctors to respond better to patients who have experienced family violence. There is a toolkit with information and practical advice for doctors and a waiting room poster to let women know it is safe to disclose to their doctor. Some of the information in the toolkit is specific to NSW (such as references) but much is general for health workers anywhere.

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