CLEAR - Community Legal Education and Reform Database


Back to main search page

Search by Area of Law :: Older persons law

1. Piano Forte
CLC/Agency: Suncoast Community Legal
Contact Person: Toni Wills
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC
Date Added: 24-03-2017

Piano Forte is an educational theatre project that uses a fictional narrative to provide information about wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney whilst exploring the subtleties of elder abuse. It aims to arm seniors with legal information to help safeguard them from these types of abuse, as well as introduce the legal and support services available to help them.

2. 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 ...

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. Bingo for Patients
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 22-12-2016

An interactive 'bingo' style presentation to help patients identify legal issues and link them to legal help (building on the 'Legal Lingo Bingo' tool developed by Eastern CLC). This is an ongoing project, delivered monthly to patients in collaboration with a local hospital.

5. Age Stage Radio
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 22-12-2016

Segment on RPP FM program dealing with legal issues for older people. Topics included: legal need, wills, powers of attorney, elder abuse, neighbour disputes, consumer issues, driving and accidents.

6. 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.

7. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 12-01-2016

Free movie screening and information given to community members about Elder Abuse and where people can get free help. The movie was followed by afternoon tea and conversation.

8. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 12-01-2016

Education forum for workers to build their knowledge and awareness of Elder Abuse. Half day session with various key speakers.

9. Queensland Handbook for Practitioners on Legal Capacity
CLC/Agency: Queensland Advocacy Incorporated
Contact Person: Rebekah Leong
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 30-07-2015

The Handbook provides a guide for Qld lawyers on practical steps they might take if confronted with the possibility that their client may lack capacity to provide them with legal instructions.

It outlines the ethical duties owed by lawyers to their clients and to the court, and basic principles of law regarding capacity.

It is hoped that, armed with a better understanding of capacity, lawyers will be more willing to act for elderly clients and clients with disability, thereby increasing access to justice for these vulnerable groups of people.

10. Aged and disability advocacy services fact sheets
CLC/Agency: Darwin Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Saskia Strange
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 26-02-2015

A series of fact sheets created for the DCLS Aged and Disability Advocacy Service covering topics such as:

  • Advanced Personal Planning
  • Power of Attorney 
  • Wills 
  • Protection Orders 
  • Adult Guardianship

Fact sheets available from the publications link on the DCLS website.

11. 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.

12. Seniors Legal and Support Service Factsheets
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Seniors Legal And Support Service
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 19-12-2014

Caxton has produced a series of eight fact sheet designed to address common legal issues for older people living in Queensland.

  1. Sharing a home with friends or family
  2. Financial gifts and loans
  3. Decision making and power of attorney
  4. Raising money from the family home
  5. Talking about fi...
13. Leaving a Retirement Village
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Catherine Wilson
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 19-12-2014

Answers to frequently asked questions about leaving a retirement village.

14. Moving into a Retirement Village
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Catherine Wilson
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 19-12-2014

Answers to frequently asked questions about moving into a retirement village.

15. Living in a Retirement Village
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Catherine Wilson
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 19-12-2014

Answers to frequently asked questions about living in a retirement village.

16. Leaving a Manufactured Home Park
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Catherine Wilson
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 19-12-2014

Answers to frequently asked questions about leaving a manufactured home park.

17. Moving into a Manufactured Home Park
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Catherine Wilson
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 19-12-2014

Answers to frequently asked questions for people moving into a manufactured home park.

18. Living in a Manufactured Home Park
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Catherine Wilson
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 19-12-2014

Answers to frequently asked questions relating to living in a manufactured home park.

19. 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.

20. Legal Lingo Bingo for Seniors
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 03-12-2014

Barwon CLS revamped its Legal Lingo Bingo cards to include topics of interests for Seniors (eg wills, powers of attorney, elder abuse) as part of our Seniors Festival events.

Back to top
CLEAR Database Home

BROWSE BY MOST RECENT




Refine your search