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1. Diverse sexuality, gender identity and discrimination law in Queensland
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 03-11-2017

Legal Aid Queensland held a free webinar for community, health and education workers on Diverse sexuality, gender identity and discrimination law in Queensland. The session covers: • an overview of discrimination law and how it relates to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other sexuality and gender diverse people and communities • practical tips for case workers if your client is experiencing discrimination • getting help from ADCQ and Legal Aid Queensland.

2. Preparing for court practical tips to help your clients
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 03-11-2017

Legal Aid Queensland held a free webinar for community workers on Preparing for court – practical tips to help your clients. The session covers: • an overview of the criminal court process • how the criminal law duty lawyer can help your client if they have been charged with an offence • practical tips for case workers if your client has a disability or mental illness • getting legal help from Legal Aid Queensland.

3. Police powers and your rights information for community workers
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 03-11-2017

Legal Aid Queensland held a free webinar for community workers on Police powers and your rights: what community workers need to know. The session covers: - rights and responsibilities when talking with the police - what happens when someone is arrested and taken into police custody and what the police can and can’t do - general information on warrants and what to do if a warrant has been issued for arrest - getting legal help from Legal Aid Queensland.

4. Essential services: prevention and pathways
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 03-11-2017

Utility contracts: reading a bill, finding the right contract, accessing hardship provisions and useful tips.

Information forum for community workers – Essential services: prevention and pathways.

Connecting your clients to the right services when problems emerge.

5. Get to Know your AVO
CLC/Agency: Intellectual Disability Rights Service
Contact Person: Janene Cootes
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 31-10-2017

The project set out to fill a gap in the information available for people with low literacy, learning disability or intellectual disability who are potential or actual defendants in the AVO applications or who have been charged or at risk of being charged with a breach of AVO. This aim was to be achieved by creating a resource which would assist this audience to better understand AVOs and the sort of behaviour that might lead to an AVO, the legal process and the options they need to consider if an AVO application is made against them, the practical implications of AVO conditions and the importance of complying with the conditions of an AVO and a the consequences of breaching an AVO. The resource is a short film with a cautionary duel ta...

6. Family Law and Family Violence in Australia
CLC/Agency: Fitzroy Legal Service
Contact Person: Jen Ward
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 05-09-2017

A booklet with information on: What is Family Law in Australia Definitions of Family Violence Family Violence intervention orders, including the role of the police. What happens to children during separation and divorce Helpful contacts for both perpetrators of violence and victims/survivors of family violence Available in: Plain English, Simple English (for low English-literacy levels), Arabic, Chinese (simplified) Dinka, Oromo, Somali and Vietnamese.

7. Self Representation help for asylum seekers in the Fast Track process
CLC/Agency: Refugee Advice and Casework Service
Contact Person: Tanya Jackson-Vaughan
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Date Added: 07-08-2017

The project aims to provide targeted advice about a person's individual case. Education sessions, advice and factsheets about the fast track process.

8. Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver
CLC/Agency: Financial Rights Legal Centre
Contact Person: Drew MacRae
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 12-07-2017

The Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver can help people through the complications, pitfalls and hurdles of car insurance. Click on the Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver button, answer a few simple questions and the Problem Solver will lead you to the actions you should take and provide you with all advice, sample letters, detailed fact sheets you require. Available on your tablet, smart phone or desktop at mva.financialrights.org.au, the Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver is accessible any time of the day to help answer some of the most common questions people face when they have an accident and are navigating the tricky insurance terrain.

9. 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.

10. Consumer leases - what community workers need to know
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 10-03-2017

Legal Aid Queensland held a free webinar for community workers on Consumer leases: what community workers need to know. The session covers: · consumer lease law overview – what law applies? · how to deal with typical leases when they become unaffordable · rental companies – what to do if the contract is unfair · repossession of rental goods – what do consumers need to know? · consumer lease case studies · how to help clients access their legal rights through Legal Aid Queensland’s Consumer Protection team.

11. Sample Letter Generator
CLC/Agency: Financial Rights Legal Centre
Contact Person: Julia Davis
Jurisdiction: NSW Commonwealth
Date Added: 07-03-2017

The new tool is an interactive letter generator that can help consumers, or community workers create professional and legal letters to send to financial service providers like banks, creditors and insurance companies. The tool is designed for consumers to use without assistance, and also for community workers to use with their clients. The insurance-related letters can be used all over Australia, but some of the letters about credit, debt and banking may only be applicable in NSW.

12. Community Law Toolkit
CLC/Agency: Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Contact Person: John Jablonka
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 31-01-2017

The Community Law toolkit is for service providers, lawyers and community leaders working with Aboriginal people living in Darwin Aboriginal Communities. The kit was created in 2015-16 as part of a project to understand and respond to legal education needs of Aboriginal people living in Darwin Aboriginal Communities and increase access to and understanding of the Northern Territory (NT) legal system.

13. 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 ...

14. LawInfoNT
CLC/Agency: Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Contact Person: Dorothy Fauls
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 27-01-2017

LawInfoNT is a website with plain language information about the law for people in the Northern Territory. You can read, watch, listen or look at information; get information in different languages; and find a legal service near you.

15. Firearms and Family Violence
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

In May 2016 St Kilda Legal Service implemented the Family Violence Firearms Project to reduce the risk to a protected person under a family violence invention order , by restricting the perpetrator’s access to firearms. We produced a flier and website.

16. 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.

17. Youth in Action Family Violence Hand Out
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

Take the Relationship Quiz St Kilda Legal Service with the Gender Equity Steering Committee, (including the City Of Port Phillip, Stonnington City Council, Women’s Health in the South East and Bentleigh Bayside Community Health) have produced this fantastic handout for young people about Family Violence. Take the Relationship Quiz and find out if his behaviour is OK?

18. Revenge Porn Resource
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

Revenge Porn St Kilda Legal Service have produced this resource to inform people of their rights if they’re the victim of revenge porn. Revenge porn is intimate images or videos that have been intentionally distributed without the consent of the individual involved and the distribution of the image is contrary to community standards of acceptable conduct.

19. Aboriginal Wills Clinic
CLC/Agency: Murray Mallee Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Allie Collyer
Jurisdiction: NSW VIC
Date Added: 12-01-2017

A wills clinic was held at the local Aboriginal Coop for local community members. Our service liaised with the coop and did extensive promotion in the local community. The Federation of CLC's had worked hard to assist RRR CLC's with partnering with law forms. Gilbert + Tobin from Sydney provided 2 lawyers pro-bono to deliver an education session and complete instructions for wills and powers of attorney. 15 community members were assisted to complete 45 documents.

20. Social Media, Cyberbullying and Sexting
CLC/Agency: Murray Mallee Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Allie Collyer
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 09-01-2017

In conjunction with Victoria Police, MMCLS held a community information night focussed on intervention orders and family violence. The session delivered by MMCLS focussed on social media, cyber-bullying and sexting as these had been flagged by VicPol as local issues which were related to intervention orders.

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