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Congratulations to our winners!

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.

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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. 
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IDAHOBIT Day

May 17, 2019

IDAHOBIT Day

IDAHOBIT on May 17 is a day to stand with the LGBTIQ community. 

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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.

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Preventing family violence - Federal election commitments

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.

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Child protection for CLC lawyers

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.

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A new lawyer in the CLC sector? Join the Neophytes Network

May 16, 2019

A new lawyer in the CLC sector? Join the Neophytes Network

Are you a new lawyer in the CLC sector? Come join the Neophytes Network!

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May 15, 2019

Specialist Social Security CLC Impacts

The National Social Security Rights Network has produced a brochure detailing their impact.

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HOW INJUSTICE CONTRIBUTES TO MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

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.

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A FAIR AND JUST VICTORIA: The Federation’s Justice Election Position Paper

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.

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