Past Webinars


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The last 12 webinars are below and older webinars can be found on our Vimeo page.

Accompanying factsheets can be found in the Resources.

Domestic Violence Leave under the Fair Work Act

Presented by Rosetta Lee, Solicitor – Women’s Legal Service NSW

Women’s Legal Service NSW provides an overview of Domestic Violence Leave  under the Fair Work Act 2009, and looks at how to support casual and permanent employees.


Broadcast: 1 July 2020

Victims Support Scheme Updates

Presented by Kellie McDonald, Senior Solicitor – Women’s Legal Service NSW

Women’s Legal Service NSW provides an update about the Victims Services support scheme including a look at the Immediate Needs Support Package (INSP) and maximising recognition payments. 

Broadcast: 3 June 2020

Understanding Legal Changes under Covid-19

Presented by Kellie McDonald, Senior Solicitor – Women’s Legal Service NSW

An overview of some of the recent legal updates and changes under the Covid-19 public health legislation, including court processes, renting, family law, AVOs and responding to Domestic Violence.


Broadcast: 6 May 2020

Abuse Claims and Civil Liability

Presented by Jacquline Townsend, Special Counsel, Donaldson Law

The webinar covered historical and recent assaults and the legal options available including civil litigation and the National Redress Scheme.


Broadcast: 8 April 2020

Assistance for women affected by natural disasters

Presented by Amy Power, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

The webinar will look at how to replace lost legal documents and consider how bushfires and floods can affect issues of domestic violence, parenting and child support, AVOs and parenting orders in a significant change of circumstances.


Broadcast: 11 March 2020

Breaching court orders

Presented by Gabrielle Craig, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar looks at what to do when Court Orders are breached. We will discuss AVOs and Family Court orders.

Broadcast: 19 Feb 2020

Responding to elder abuse

Presented by David Hillard – Pro Bono Partner, Clayton Utz

David tells the story of Rose and her son Marc in an account of terrible elder abuse. Clayton Utz won the case to defend Rose and protect her home.

Broadcast: 19 Dec 2019

Is a sperm donor a parent?

Presented by Michelle McMahon – Barrister 

A landmark decision found that a man who donated sperm was legally a parent. Does the decision pave the way for a child to have more than two legal parents? What are the implications and repercussions for couples and single women whose children were conceived using sperm donation?


Broadcast: 21 Nov 2019

Preparing for Family Dispute Resolution

Presented by Jessica Hannam – Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW 

Learn how to support your client through the family law system. Most people who want to resolve disputes about their children will be required to participate in Family Dispute Resolution. The webinar covers what happens, ADVO’s, Parenting Orders and 60I certificates.

Broadcast: 17 Oct 2019

The impact of the Modern Slavery Act NSW on victim support legislation

Presented by Rebecca Dominguez – Lawyer, Baker McKenzie 

A look at the impact of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) on the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013. How can you assist clients affected by modern slavery to access victims support under the Victims Support Scheme?

Broadcast: 19 Sept 2019

Policing, domestic violence and the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission

Presented by Louisa Dear, Manager, Community Engagement, L.E.C.C.

Find out more about the system of law enforcement oversight in
NSW and how it might assist in improving the policing of domestic and family violence.

Broadcast: 22 Aug 2019

Indigenous Women’s Legal Program (IWLP), Women’s Legal Service NSW

Presented by Dixie Link-Gordon, IWLP, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar explains the services provided by the Indigenous Women’s Legal Program at Women’s Legal Service NSW.

Broadcast: 18 July 2019
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