Learning and Development

The Federation of Community Legal Centres offers staff and volunteers at our Member Community Legal Centres opportunities to develop their professional skills throughout the year. We offer diverse training sessions in areas including climate justice, cultural safety, finance, governance, leadership, management, media, and mental health first aid through trusted facilitators.  

Most training sessions offered by the Federation are exclusively available for staff and volunteers at Member Community Legal Centres. However, our annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Event, which is offered to Members free of charge, is open to participants outside of the Victorian community legal sector for a modest fee. 

Upcoming CPD Event 

Our dedicated online annual CPD event is designed to support lawyers in the community legal sector to meet their CPD requirements. 

The Federation is delighted to invite our Members and other interested professionals to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to present at next year's CPD Event that will be held between 26 February – 8 March 2024.  

Expression of Interest

The Federation is committed to offering a well-rounded program with a mix of sessions of interest to community lawyers and Community Legal Centre staff. 

If there is an important sector issue on which you would like to share your experiences or findings with peers, please submit an EOI and we will assess your application.  

Each year we strive to offer sessions addressing all four CPD areas set by the Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner: 

  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility 
  • Practice Management and Business Skills 
  • Professional Skills 
  • Substantive Law 

All sessions will be held online to maximise Members’ ability to both present and attend.  

Submitting your EOI 

To submit an EOI please download the EOI form and return the filled form to the Federation at [email protected]. EOIs should be submitted by COB Friday 19 January 2024. You are welcome to submit your EOI at any time leading up to this.  


Please note that these sessions will not be recorded.  

Expression of Interest closing date 

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your potential EOI, please feel free to contact [email protected]. 


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