May 20, 2019
Congratulations to our winners!
Outstanding achievements in the legal profession have been recognised through the presentation of 18 awards at the Victorian Legal Awards gala dinner.
We are extremely proud the work of two of our CLCs was recently honoured.READ MORE
May 17, 2019
Workshop on planning evidence-based legal services
Data and collaboration are key elements in planning effective legal assistance services.
Victoria Legal Aid are running a workshop to share some of the data resources and collaborative planning approaches they’ve developed for the sector planning project to:
- update you on what we’re doing now to support evidence-based planning
- get your input on what’s working for you in service planning
- use in your own planning.
May 17, 2019
Celebrating National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.
We are so pleased to celebrate our volunteers that are “Making a world of difference” in Community Legal Centres everywhere.READ MORE
May 16, 2019
Preventing family violence - Federal election commitments
Living a life free from violence is everyone’s right. Yet, too many women continue to be killed and seriously injured at the hands of an intimate partner.
Community legal centres are at the forefront of keeping women and their children safe. Early legal support can help women escape violent relationships safely. Legal help after a woman escapes a violent relationship allows her to thrive – to unravel often complex financial abuse and to set up a new home.
This Federal Election we want to see more support for women and their children escaping family violence.READ MORE
May 16, 2019
Child protection for CLC lawyers
Whether or not your client is directly involved with child protection, it is essential to have a general understanding of child protection law, including how it intersects with other legal matters.
This training will provide you with a deeper understanding of child protection legislation and process.READ MORE
February 06, 2019
HOW INJUSTICE CONTRIBUTES TO MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Most people will suffer from a mental health challenge at some point in their lives. It is often the very fact of the injustice that our communities are experiencing that causes, or contributes to the mental health problems. It is clear that exclusion or marginalisation from society will impact upon the mental health of people. If you belong to a certain racial or religious group for example, and experience targeted and consistent discrimination - this would understandably impact upon your mental health.READ MORE
November 19, 2018
A FAIR AND JUST VICTORIA: The Federation’s Justice Election Position Paper
Our plan for Victoria is that the next Victorian Government is proud to close prisons, rather than building more. The Federation of Community Legal Centres has an action plan to achieve this.READ MORE