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National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

Presented by Anna Swain, Acting Managing Lawyer, (Sydney Office) knowmore

Join us in this webinar as we take a look at the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse including:

– Who can get compensation
– How to apply
– Types of compensation available
– Evidence requirements

You can download a copy of the slides here.

A factsheet will soon be available.

Safe Connections: Smartphones for survivors – broadcast on 18 October 2018

Presented by Karen Bentley, Interim National Director, WESNET

Join us as we learn about the Safe Connections program including:

– Who can receive a phone
– How to access a phone for your client
– How clients can protect themselves from tech-abuse

You can download a copy of the slides here.

You can download a copy of the 12 Safety Tips for Smartphone Safety and Privacy here.

Sexual Harassment – Broadcast on 13th September 2018

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

Join us in this webinar as we learn about Sexual Harassment in the workplace, including:

– What is “sexual harassment” in a legal context?
– When is it unlawful to sexually harass someone?
– What can be done if I’m being sexually harassed at work?
– Where can I get help?

You can download the slides for this webinar here.

You can download a factsheet here.

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Aid Domestic Violence Unit and Family Advocacy and Support Service – Broadcast on 16 August 2018

Presented by Anna Baltins, Senior Solicitor, Domestic Violence Unit, Legal Aid NSW.

Join us in this webinar as we learn about Legal Aid NSW’s Domestic Violence Unit and the Family Advocacy and Support Service, including:

– What the Domestic Violence Unit and the Family Advocacy and Support Service are
– Where they operate
– How they can help your clients
– How you can refer your clients

You can download the slides here.

A brochure about the DVU can be found here.

A brochure about the FASS can be found here.

 

 

 

 

Law Reform Update – Broadcast on 19 July 2018

Presented by Liz Snell, Law reform and Policy Coordinator, WLS NSW

This Law Reform Update looks at the recent developments in family law and family violence including:

  • The proposed ban on direct cross-examination in family law
  • Parenting Management Hearings
  • Proposed merging of Family Court and Federal Circuit Court
  • ALRC Review of the family law system
  • WLS NSW Sense and Sensitivity: Family Law, Family Violence, and Confidentiality paper

This is a link to the law reform slides

 

The NSW Government Stolen Generation Reparations Scheme – Broadcast on 28 June 2018

Presented by Joshua Scotland, Solicitor, Community Legal Education, Legal Aid NSW

This seminar details:

  • Who can get compensation

  • How to apply

  • Types of compensation available

  • Evidence requirements

You can download a copy of the slides here.

Laws covering sex work in NSW – Broadcast 7 June 2018

Presented by Kali Karnivale, Policy Analyst, Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association

Join us in this webinar as we look at the laws governing sex work in NSW, including:

  • Is engaging in sex work legal in NSW?
  • Are the laws in NSW the same as in other states and territories?
  • How can I effectively assist a client who are sex workers?

You can download a copy of the slides here.

You can download a copy of the fact sheet here.

Image-based abuse in NSW: the new legal framework – Broadcast 15 May 2018

Presented by Jessica Raffal, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar looks at the new Crimes (Intimate Images) Amendment Act 2017 (NSW), which covers the non-consensual sharing of intimate images (often referred to as “revenge porn”). The webinar will cover:
– What is “image-based abuse”?
– The previous NSW criminal law
– The new offences created by the Crimes (Intimate Images) Amendment Act 2017

You can download a copy of the slides here, and a copy of the fact sheet related to this webinar here.

Transgender Kids and the Law – Broadcast on 24 April 2018

Presented by Hilary Kincaid, Principal Solicitor, Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC)

This webinar explores the legal issues for transgender children, which covers:
– Definitions
– Stages of medical treatment
– Australian law
– Unanswered questions
– Change of name
– Change of sex on ID documents
– Kids in school
 

You can access a fact sheet here.

You can download the presentation slides here.

 

Introduction to Centrelink “Special Benefit” – Broadcast on 5 April 2018

Presented by Jessica Raffal, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

Join us in this webinar as we talk about Special Benefit.

This webinar goes through the key aspects of the Centrelink Payment Special Benefit including:
– What is the ‘Special Benefit’?
– How does one qualify to receive it?
– Some examples of where Special Benefit is payable
– The rate of Special Benefit
– Claiming Special Benefit
– Appealing decisions about Special Benefit

You can download a copy of the seminar slides here.

You can download a fact sheet here.

Women, Fines & Work Development Orders

Presented by Paula Novotna, Solicitor, WDO Service (Civil Law Division), Legal Aid NSW

This webinar will provide details about the following areas:
– Fines
– Work and development order service and guidelines
– Resources
– Contacts for help

Plain Language AVOs – Broadcast 22 June 2017

Presented by Karen Mifsud, Senior Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW 

This webinar is a follow-on from the 10 November 2016 webinar on the ‘Recent amendments to the NSW Apprehended Violence Order Legislation’.

This webinar will expand upon the previous webinar by covering the following topics:
– Changes to the pro forma/standard wording of Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders
– The “Plain English” wording of orders
– Changes to the grouping and numbering of orders
– Additional information included in, and attached to, an ADVO order

You can access the presentation slides here.

 

 

Update on Apprehended Violence Orders Law Reform – Broadcast 10 November 2016

Presented by Liz Snell, Law Reform and Policy Coordinator, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar will explore some of the key changes to the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act, which includes:
– Expanded definitions
– Changes to test for granting an ADVO
– Changes to duration of a provisional order
– Changes to mandatory and additional orders
– Additional circumstances when a final ADVO will be made
– Other changes
– Changes to variation/revocation of orders
– Costs

You can access the fact sheet here.

You can download the presentation here.

 

Back to Basics Parenting Arrangements – Broadcast 27 October 2016

Presented by Anna Swain, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar will explore parenting arrangements under the Family Law Act 1975, including:
– When parents can agree:
– Informal arrangements (verbal or written)
– Parenting plans
– Court orders made by consent
– When parents cannot agree
– Court orders made by a judicial officer

You can access the presentation slides here.

You can download a fact sheet here.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): the law in NSW – Broadcast 29 September 2016

Presented on Ina Gaha, NSW Education Program on FGM

This webinar will examine FGM and the law, including:
– The practice of FGM
– Communities settled in NSW affected by the practice
Crimes (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 1994 and 2014 amendments
– First prosecution under the Act
– FGM and mandatory reporting responsibilities for girls identified at risk

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

You can download the accompanying slides here.

Back to Basics: Apprehended Violence Orders – Broadcast 18 August 2016

Presented by Jessica Raffal, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This is a back to basics webinar that will explore the fundamental concepts in AVO such as:
– What is an AVO?
– What are the different kinds of AVOs?
– What needs to be proved to get an AVO?
– How to apply for an AVO?
– What orders can be included?
– How to vary an AVO?
– Consequences of AVOs

You can access the associated fact sheet here.

You can download the presentation here.

Assisting Clients with Family Interim Hearings – Broadcast on 21 July 2016

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

This webinar provides information on how to assist clients with family law interim hearings. The areas covered are:
– Initiating application
– Response to initiating application
– What type of orders can be made
– The law
– Best interest of the child
– Evidence
– What is an affidavit
– Why an affidavit is important
– How to prepare for an interim hearing

You can access the associated presentation here.

You can access the fact sheet here.

How to appeal Centrelink debts – Broadcast 7 July 2016

Presented by Jessica Raffal, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar will examine the key aspects to appealing Centrelink debt, including:
– How do Centrelink debts get raised?
– When can Centrelink debts be appealed?
– How can I help a client to appeal a Centrelink debt?
– When should a Centrelink debt not be appealed?
– What to do if your client is being prosecuted for Centrelink fraud?

You can access the presentation slides here.

You can access a fact sheet here.

Taking children overseas and recovering them – Broadcast on 21 June 2016

Presented by Anna Swain, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar  examines the legalities of taking children overseas and what action can be taken to both prevent their travel and also action to recover them if they are removed from Australia. The topics covered:
– When is it lawful to take children overseas?
– The Family Law Watchlist
– The Hague Convention on Child Abduction
– How to take action to recover children take overseas
– Other organisations and agencies that may be able to assist

The associated slides can be accessed here.

 

The fact sheet can be accessed here.

13/6/2016 – The Australian Human Rights Commission

You can download a copy of the factsheet here 

Appealing Housing NSW decisions – Broadcast 9 June 2016

Presented by Jessica Raffal, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar provides information about Housing NSW decisions, including:
– What is the law covering Housing NSW
– The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
– The Housing Appeals Committee (HAC)
– How to appeal a Housing NSW decision
– Where to go for help

You can access the associated slides here.

You can download the relevant fact sheet here.

The Australian Human Rights Commission – Broadcast on 26 May 2016

Presented by Louise McDermott, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar examines the following:
– A basic introduction to Human Rights Law in Australia and why bodies like the Australian Human Rights Commission, exists
– An overview of how you or your client can use the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB)
– When you can use these bodies, which one to use and what you can expect

You can access the presentation slides here.

 

You can access a fact sheet here.

Explaining the Disability Support Pension – Broadcast on 7 April 2016

Presented by Jessica Raffal, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar explains the law around the Disability Support Pension including: 

  • What are the qualification criteria for Disability Support Pension?
  • How does someone claim DSP
  • How does someone appeal a rejection
  • What kind of evidence does someone need to provide
  • How can I help my client who wants the DSP
  • And more!

You can access the presentation slides here.

You can access the relevant fact sheet here.

Surrogacy law in Australia – Broadcast on 24 March 2016

Presented by Mari Vagg, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar examines the legalities regarding surrogacy in Australia, the issues examined are:
– What types of surrogacy are legal in Australia, which are illegal?
– Who can be a surrogate?
– Who is the legal parent of the child?
– What are the rights of the surrogate mother?
– How is parentage transferred?
– What happens when surrogacy is commercial?

You can access the presentation slides here.

You relevant fact sheet can be downloaded here.

Understanding Privacy Law Your Obligations as an Organisation – Broadcast on 10 March 2016

Presented by Natalie Neumann, Lawyer, Justice Connect

This webinar will cover:
– How to legally collect, use, handle and store personal information documents
– Systems and checks you should put in place today
– Practical examples of good and bad practice
– The latest amendments to privacy laws

You can access the presentation slides here.

 

You can access the fact sheet here.

 

Domestic Violence and Immigration – Broadcast on 25 February 2016

Presented by Xanthe Emery, Senior Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent, Immigration Advice and Rights Centre Inc (IARC)

This webinar will discuss:
– Who are the IARC?
– What are the domestic and family violence provisions in Australian Immigration Law?
– Which visas do the provisions apply to?
– How is domestic and family violence proven?
– Where can your client get help?

You can access the presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

 

Victims Support Reviewing and Appealing Decisions – Broadcast on 2 February 2016

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

This webinar will cover:
– The internal review process
– The external review process through the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
– Tips for preparing submissions

You can access the associated slides here.

You can download the accompanying fact sheet here.

Child protection: Reviewing NGO & FaCS decisions through NCAT – Broadcast on 3 December 2015

Presented by Kirsty Irving, Indigenous Women’s Legal Program Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will cover:
– Which decisions made by NGOs and Family and community services (FaCS) can be reviewed by NCAT?
– What is the process?
– How can your clients access this review process?
– What are the possible outcomes of this review process?

The relevant presentation slides can be accessed here.

The fact sheet can be accessed here.

What is separation under one roof? – Broadcast on 19 November 2015

Presented by Alex Davis, Solicitor Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will examine the legal and practical implications of separation under one roof. It will cover the following:
– What is separation under one roof?
– What is the impact of separation under one roof?
– Family Law
– Proving separation under one roof
– Centrelink
– Proving separation under one roof
– Appealing decisions

The presentation slides can be accessed here.

The fact sheet can be accessed here.

Helping Victims of Sexual Assault who have an Intellectual Disability – Broadcast on 5 November 2015

Presented by Ali Craig, Solicitor, Intellectual Disability Rights Service

This webinar will look at way you can effectively assist clients who have intellectual disability and they have experienced sexual assault overcome barriers to reporting. The topics covered:
– An introduction to IDRS
– How to recognise whether a person may have an intellectual disability
– Background on the experience of people with intellectual disability
– How to respond when a client with an intellectual disability tells you they have been sexually assaulted
– Special provisions and support for persons with disabilities giving evidence in sexual assault matters

The presentation slides can be accessed here.

The fact sheet can be downloaded here.

 

Same Sex Relationships and Family Law – Broadcast on 1 October 2015

Presented by Pip Davis, Assistant Principal Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will examine the legal nuances surrounding same sex relationships, including:
– Are same sex relationships treated the same as opposite sex relationships in family law?
– Who is a legal ‘parent’?
– How does the law view non-birth parents and sperm donors?
– Can same sex couples adopt?
– Can same sex couples seek orders in the Family Court?
– Can a person in a same sex relationship seek the protection of an ADVO

You can access the presentation slides here.

You can access the fact sheet here.

Travel Overseas with Children – Broadcast 15 September 2015

Presented by Pip Davis, Assistant Principal Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will examine the legal nuances around same sex relationships, including:
– Are same sex relationships treated the same as opposite sex relationships in family law?
– Who is a legal ‘parent’?
– How does the law view non-birth parents and sperm donors?
– Can same sex couples adopt?
– Can same sex couples seek orders in the Family Court?
– Can a person in a same sex relationship seek the protection of an ADVO

The presentation slides can be accessed here.

The fact sheet can be accessed here.

Becoming a witness supporting your client in Court – Broadcast on 1 September 2015

Presented by Alexandra Wearne, Solicitor Advocate, Child & Family Advocacy Service, Legal Aid NSW)

This webinar is targeted at worker who provide counseling and support services for clients going through family law parenting proceedings, especially clients who are victims of family violence. The webinar seeks to cover:
– Best interest of child factors to focus evidence on
– What you can give evidence on
– What can your affidavit/report include?
– Cross-examination
– “Do’s” and “Don’t’s”

You can download the relevant slides here.

You can access the relevant fact sheet here.

 

Vicarious Trauma – Broadcast on 19 August 2015

Presented by Priscilla McCorriston, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

This webinar will examine the details of vicarious trauma, it will cover:
– What is vicarious trauma
– How to prevent vicarious trauma
– How to identify the symptoms early
– How to manage and address vicarious trauma
– Getting help

You can download the relevant slides here.

You can access the relevant fact sheet here.

Preparing affidavits – Broadcast on the 4 August 2015

Presented by Jess Hannam, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW 

This webinar explores:
– What an affidavit is?
– When will you need to file an affidavit?
– Where do I find the right form?
– Why is an affidavit important?
– Swearing or affirming an affidavit
– Who should be present?
– Rules and format

You can download the presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Centrelink and Domestic Violence – Broadcast on 27 July 2015

Presented by Jessica Raffal, Solicitor, Welfare Rights Centre

This webinar explores the Centrelink issues that may arise for community workers when assisting victims of family violence:
– Basic payment structure
– Claiming & appealing
– Providing information to Centrelink
– Crisis payment
– New migrants
– Compensation
– Youth Allowance
– Member of a couple
– Appealing Centrelink debts

You can download the relevant slides here.

You can download the accompanying fact sheet here.

 

 

21/07/2015 – Child abuse as domestic violence

Unfortunately, the accompanying factsheet is not available at this time

Witness Assistance Services – Broadcast on 22 June 2015

Presented by Lee Purches, Witness Assistance Service Manager, NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

This webinar is an introduction to the Witness Assistance Service. It will explore what they do and how they interact with other agencies. The topics covered as:
– Role of the ODPP and WAS
– How does WAS support Victims of Crime and Vulnerable Witnesses
– How can you refer clients to WAS?
– Working together
– Important things to know
– Practical tips for supporting victims of crime in ODPP

The presentation slides are available here.

The fact sheet is available here.

‘Best interests of the child’ in family law – 9 June 2015

Presented by Cecilia Lee, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will examine the changes in family law including:
– What are the best interest principles?
– How do the best interest principles influence parenting arrangements
– Case examples

You can download the presentation slides here.

You can access the relevant fact sheet here.

Recordings, Surveillance and Domestic Violence – Broadcast on 26 May 2015

Presented by Charissa Sun, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar seeks to raise awareness of the issues with the use of technology and domestic violence. The topics covered are:
– What is a surveillance device
– Common scenarios
– Is it legal to use surveillance devices
– Whether recordings made with the use of surviellance device is admissible as evidence

You can download the presentation slides here.

You can download the accompanying fact sheet here.

Domestic Violence and Debt – Broadcast on 12 May 2015

Presented by Karen Cox, Solicitor and Coordinator, Financial Rights Legal Centre

This webinar will explore:
– What is sexually transmitted debt and financial abuse?
– Can a woman untangle herself from sexually transmitted debts?
– Practical tips for women
– to protect themselves from acquiring sexually transmitted debts
– to deal with the financial fallout from a break up (dealing with loans and repayments etc)
– When should a woman declare bankruptcy?
– What if her partner declares bankruptcy (or is likely to)?

You can download the associated slides here.

You can download the accompanying fact sheet here.

Changing children’s names & legal issues around birth certificates – Broadcast on 28 April 2015

Presented by Jess Hannam, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW 

This webinar will cover:
– What is a birth certificate?
– Who should be on a birth certificate?
– What if the parents can’t agree on the child’s name
– What are the legal options for changing a child’s name
– How does the court decide change of name cases
– Changing a child’s name born interstate or overseas

You can download the webinar slides here.

You can download the associated fact sheet here.

14/4/2015 – Assisting self-representing litigants for non-lawyers

Unfortunately, the accompanying factsheet is not available at this time

Police complaints and advocacy in domestic violence matters – Broadcast on 31 March 2015

Presented by Alicia Jillard, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar addresses:
– What you can expect from police when you report domestic violence
– Who do you talk to if you are not satisfied with the response to a police report of domestic violence
– Formal or informal complaint?
– Referrals

You can access the relevant presentation slides here.

You can access the fact sheet here.

Review of Family Violence Reforms 3 years on – Broadcast on 26 March 2015

Presented by Mari Vagg, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar will cover:
– The Family Violence Amendments
– Steps taken by the Courts
– Analysis and evaluation of the reforms

You can access the webinar slides here.

You can access the relevant fact sheet here.

 

 

Victim Support Update – Broadcast on 3 March 2015

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

This webinar will cover:
– Who are ‘Staying Home Leaving Violence’ and how can they help
– What the law says and what are the woman’s rights to stay
– Orders to make a violent perpetrator leave

The relevant webinar slides can be accessed here.

The fact sheet can be accessed here.

Does she have to leave? Women’s rights to stay in the home after violence – Broadcast on 17 February 2015

Presented by Alex Davis, Solicitor Women’s Legal Services NSW and Natalie, Support Worker, Staying Home Leaving Violence, Parramatta Holroyd Family Support

This webinar will cover:
– Who are ‘Staying Home Leaving Violence’ and how can they help
– What the law says and what are the woman’s rights to stay
– Orders to make a violent perpetrator leave

The webinar slides can be accessed here.

The relevant fact sheet can be accessed here.

 

AVOs and Capacity – Broadcast on 3 February 2015

Presented by Ali Craig, Solicitors, Intellectual Disability Rights Services

This webinar examines the intersection between AVOs and capacity. It will cover the following topics:
– Introduction to Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS)
– Impaired capacity: What is intellectual disability
– Can an AVO be made against a person with impaired capacity?
– What happens when your client has been charged?
– What is the impact of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990?
– Can your client “knowingly breach” an AVO if their decision making ability is impacted by an impairment?
– What are your client’s options if you suspect their carer in the primary aggressor?

You can access the relevant webinar slides here.

You can access the relevant fact sheet here.

Changes to the child protection system, what it means for your clients – Broadcast on 15 December 2014

Presented by Liz Snell, Law Reform and Policy Coordinator, Women’s Legal Service NSW

The webinar is a broad brush summary of the changes, it will cover:
– Jurisdiction
– Focus on early intervention
– Hierarchy of permanent placement principles
– Guardianship orders
– Parent responsibility contracts (PRCs)
– Parent capacity orders (PCOs)
– Legislated time frames

The relevant webinar slides are available here.

The relevant fact sheet is available here.

Writing effective submissions to the government to change policy and law – Broadcast on 18 November 2014

Presented by Kerry Nettle, Advocacy and Human Rights Officer, CLC NSW

This webinar will detail:
– What are government submissions?
– Style and format of submissions
– Submission structure
– Where to find government inquiries
– Do’s and Don’ts
– Reactive vs Proactive Submissions

You can download the webinar slides here.

You can access the relevant fact sheet here.

 

Identifying and responding to forced marriages and trafficking – Broadcast on 6 November 2014

Presented by Aimee Chaffer, Senior Case Worker, The Salvation Army

This webinar will cover:
– The scope of laws prohibiting trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced marriages
– Common industries for human trafficking
– Identifying clients who have experienced trafficking or forced marriages
– Responding to and supporting clients you believe may be in such situations

You can access the webinar slides here.

You can access the relevant fact sheet here.

Relocation orders what happens when one parent wants to move with the children? – Broadcast on 21 October 2014

Presented by Mari Vagg, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar will cover:
– Options for a primary carer who wants to move away
– What happens if your client can reach an agreement with the other party, and what if she can’t
– Repercussions of relocating without the other party’s permission or a court order?
– What factors does the court consider?
– Options for preventing the other parent from relocating with the children

The associated webinar slides are available here.

The associated fact sheet is available here.

When domestic violence intersects with technology – helping victims of technology based , revenge porn and harassment – Broadcast on 14 October 2014

Presented by Alex Davis, Solicitor Women’s Legal Services NSW

New tactics are being used by perpetrators of domestic violence. This webinar will examine the following:
– Legal implications of digitally assisted harassment
– Using AVOs and responding to breaches
– Making complaints to social media providers, Telcos and other service providers
– Making complaints to police and tips for advocacy
– Evidence gathering
– Practical preventative tips

You can access the associated webinar slides here.

You can download the accompanying fact sheet here.

 

 

Information vs Advice: What’s the Difference? What does it matter? – Broadcast on 30 September 2014

Presented by Janet Loughman, Principle Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will examine:
– Legal and non-legal issues
– What is legal information?
– What is legal advice?
– How to identify an urgent legal problem
– Getting it right – liability
– Referral pathways

You can access the accompanying slides here.

You can download the relevant fact sheet here.

Independent Children’s Lawyers and their role in Family Law matters – Broadcast on 16 September 2014

Presented by Alex Wearne, Solicitor Advocate and Independent Children’s Lawyer, Legal Aid NSW

This webinar will cover:
– The role of an Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL)
– What criteria leads to an appointment of an ICL
– Who pays for an ICL
– The role of an ICL in respect to unrepresented litigants
– The impact of an ICL in family violence cases
– How does an ICL gather evidence and support children’s participation?

You can access the accompanying presentation slides here.

You can download the fact sheet here.

Domestic Violence & Tenancy (Advanced) – Broadcast on 2 September 2014

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

This webinar will cover:
– Excluding a perpetrator of violence from the home
– Changing the locks
– Ending a Residential Tenancy Agreement (RTA) early
– Blacklisting

You can access the relevant presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

 

Elder Abuse: What is it? – Broadcast on 19 August 2014

Presented by Mike Franklin, NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit

This webinar will cover:
– Who is the NSW Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit?
– What is elder abuse?
– Elder abuse case studies
– How to recognise elder abuse
– Duty of care and responsibilities regarding elder abuse
– The window of opportunity

You can access the relevant webinar slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Changing parenting orders & what constitutes a ‘significant change in circumstance’ – Broadcast on 5 August 2014

Presented by Julia Mansour, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will cover:
– How you can change orders where the parents agree
– When you can apply to have existing orders varied
– What is a ‘significant change in circumstances’?
– Case examples
– Referrals & Resources

You can access the associated slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Parental alienation and kids resisting contact with a parent – Broadcast on 15 July 2014

Presented by Louisa Steward, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will cover:
– What if your client’s child is resisting contact with the other parent
– What if my client fears for her child’s safety?
– What is parental alienation?
– How the law treats ‘alienation’ cases?
– Referrals & Resources

You can access the relevant webinar slides here.

You can download the accompanying fact sheet here.

 

AVOs: new police powers, drafting statements, revocation, appeals & annulment – Broadcast on 3 July 2014

Presented by Alicia Jillard, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar discusses:
– New police AVO powers (effective on 20 May 2014)
– Interim and provisional AVOs: spot the difference
– How can an AVO be challenged after it is made?
– AVOs and appeals process
– Understanding the difference between revocation and annulment
– Refresher on accessing resources to help clients prepare statements in AVO proceedings

You can download the affiliated slides here.

You can download the fact sheet here.

24/6/2014 – Working with Clients Experiencing Mental Illness – Broadcast 24 June 2014

Presented by Terry Kirkpatrick, BA (Hons) PhD MAPS, Psychologist

This webinar will cover:
– Understanding what we mean by mental health, mental distress and mental illness
– How psychological and psychiatric disorders are assessed and diagnosed
– Snapshots of current mental health statistics
– Description of common mental health statistics
– Dealing with a mental health crisis
– Mental health services in the community

You can access the accompanying slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Grandparents Seeking Time or Care – Broadcast on 2 June 2014

Presented by Natalie Neumann, Community Legal Education Coordinator, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will cover:
– Legal and non-legal issues for grandparents
– Options for grandparents seeking primary care to spend time with grandchildren
– How family law considers grandparents
– Grandparent involvement in care and protection
– Referrals and resources

You can download the accompanying presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Women and Anti-Discrimination Law in the Workplace – Broadcast on 13 May 2014

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

The focus of this webinar is how to assist women who are being discriminated against in the workplace because of:
– Sex
– Pregnancy; and/or
– Carer’s/family responsibilities
– Sexual harassment in the workplace

The associated slides can be accessed here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Navigating the Court room: What Victims of Assault or Sexual Assault Can Expect at Court – Broadcast 10 May 2014

Presented by Amy Watts, Assistant Solicitor (Legal), NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecution

This webinar goes through the prosecution process and explores the following topics:
– Why prosecute an assault or sexual assault
– What are a victim’s rights?
– The court process from start to finish
– Protections for victims of sexual assault or ‘vulnerable witnesses’
– Referrals

You can download the accompanying fact sheet here.

You can download a copy of the slides here.

Online Community Legal Education: Making it work! – Broadcast on 30 April 2014

Presented by Alex Davis, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

The focus of this webinar is a short presentation sharing WLS’s experiences in online community legal education through the Ask LOIS platform

 

Safe in the Workplace Recent Changes to the Fair Work Act – Broadcast on 29 April 2014

Presented by Pip Davis, Assistant Principal Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will cover:
– The impacts of domestic violence on employees and the workplace
– The legal protections available to employees affected by domestic violence
– How workplaces can ensure they have policies and best practice which provide job security and safety for people affected by domestic violence

The relevant presentation slides are available here.

The fact sheet is available here.

 

 

Child Support Part 2 Enforcement, Centrelink & Complaints – Broadcast on 15 April 2014

Presented by Alira Morey, Senior Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will cover:
– Enforcement of child support
– What happens if the other party moves overseas
– The effect of child support on Centrelink and FTB
– When is domestic violence relevant to child support
– Complaints against the Child Support Agency

The relevant slides are available here.

The fact sheet is available here.

Child Support Assessments, Agreements, Appeals & Proving Parentage – Broadcast on 1 April 2014

Presented by Alira Morey, Senior Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will cover:
– Calculating the child support formula
– Appealing assessments
– Binding and limited child support agreements
– Providing parentage

You can download the relevant slides here.

You can download the accompanying fact sheet here.

Restoration Orders in Child Care & Protection Matters – Broadcast on 1 March 2014

Presented by Carolyn Jones, Senior Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will cover:
– What are the relevant laws?
– When can your client apply for an order that her children be returned to her care?
– Practical tips for applying for a restoration order
– Managing your client’s expectations and understanding when there is a realistic possibility of restoration
– The Child Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 and how it might impact restoration outcomes

You can download the relevant slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

You can access the FaCS guide here.

Domestic Violence & Immigration – Broadcast on 11 February 2014

Presented by Cherie Wright, Senior Associate, Accredited Specialist in Imigration Law, Fragomen

This webinar examines:
– What the family violence provisions in Migration law are?
– The law and required evidence
– Definition of family violence
– Which visas do the provisions apply to?
– Who must the alleged victim be?
– Where can victims seek immigration help?

You can download a copy of the accompanying presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Speak Up Initiative – Broadcast on 29 January 2014

Presented by Alex Davis, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This presentation discusses the Speak Up project.

The webinar slides are available here.

 

Who was the Victim? Women as ADVO Defendants – Broadcast on 28 January 2014

Presented by Julia Mansour, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar will cover:
– Who are women defendants and why are they important?
– Practical tips for workers dealing with AVO defendants
– Information on cross-applications
– Preparing statements
– The implications of AVOs for women defendants

You can access the webinar slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Fines, Work Development Orders and Women – Broadcast on 3 December 2013

Presented by Marta Pawelec, WDO service Civil Law Division, Legal Aid NSW

This webinar covers:
– Fines: what’s the issue
– Domestic violence and fines
– Work and development orders
– Becoming an approved person/organisation

The accompanying slides are available here.

 

 

Relocating Overseas International Child Abduction and the Hague Convention – Broadcast on 12 November 2013

Presented by Louisa Steward, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar provides information on:
– What is the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction?
– How is it applied?
– What happens if my client wants to move overseas to escape domestic violence?
– What if my client has come to Australia with her children to escape domestic violence?
– How to take action for the return of children
– Defences to an application
– What are the relevant organisations that can assist your client

You can access the accompanying presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

The NSW Domestic Violence Death Review Team – Broadcast on 7 November 2013

Presented by Dr Lesley Laing, NSW Domestic Violence Death Review Team and Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

This webinar explores:
– What the Domestic Violence Death Review Team is?
– What are the important features of the NSW team?
– What are the current findings and trends identified by the Team?
– What recommendations have been made by the Team?
– What impact can the findings of the Team have on best practice?

You can access the relevant presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Children’s Matters and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women- Broadcast on 15 October 2013

Presented by Kristy Irving, Solicitor, Shannon Williams, Senior Community Access Worker, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar discusses:
– How the Family Law system considers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and kinship obligations when dealing with children’s matters?
– Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) ss60CC(3)(h) and 61F
– What is kinship care? How is it considered in the NSW Care and Protection system when children are placed in out of home care?
– Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 (NSW) – Part 2

You can access the relevant presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here. 

Property and Settlement Basics – Broadcast on 1 October 2013

Presented by Alira Morey, Senior Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar explores:
– What happens after separation?
– What law applies?
– What are the time limits for property settlement?
– Can your client go to court?
– Agreements made out of court
– How is property divided?
– Spousal maintenance
– Referrals

You can access the relevant slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

22/9/2013 – Welcome to Ask LOIS

You can download a copy of the accompanying factsheet here

Divorce and Separation – Broadcast on 17 September 2013

Presented by Alex Davis, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar discusses:
– Does your client need a divorce?
– Detailed look at the practicalities around getting a divorce including:
– The 4 requirements to get a divorce; and
– Procedural steps involved
– Does your client have to go to court?

You can download the relevant slides here.

You can download the accompanying fact sheet here.

Domestic Violence and Technology – Broadcast on 3 September 2013

Presented by Charissa Sun, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar encompasses:
– Cyber safety
– Digital footprint
– Account access/takeovers
– Social engineering
– Spyware
– Mobile phones and computers

You can access the relevant slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

The New Victims Support Scheme – Broadcast on 12 August 2013

Presented by Mari Vagg, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar will cover:
– Outline of the new victims support scheme
– Impact on existing victims compensation claims
– Role of support workers

You can access the webinar slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Domestic Violence Safety Planning – Broadcast on 8 August 2013

Presented by Priscilla McCorriston, social worker specialising in domestic violence

This webinar explores:
– What is safety planning?
– Why is it important?
– What do we ask about?
– How do we safety plan with clients?

You can access the relevant presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Domestic Violence and Tenancy – Broadcast on 23 July 2013

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

This webinar will look at common legal issues faced by women experiencing domestic violence who are renting including:
– Ending a tenancy early;
– Blacklisting on TICA;
– Getting the perpetrator out of the house and off the lease;
– Changing the locks; and
– Getting the bond back

You can access the relevant seminar slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Reporting Sexual Assault To Police – Broadcast on 18 July 2013

Presented by the Sex Crimes Squad, New South Wales Police Force

This webinar examines:
– What is sexual assault?
– Who can report sexual assault and when?
– What is the process when a sexual assault is reported to the police
– Are there alternatives to reporting sexual assault to police?

You can access the associated slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

FaCS and Child Care and Protection Basics – Broadcast on 11 July 2018

Presented by Janet Loughman, Principle Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar discusses:
– The guiding principles when FaCS removes children from their families
– Who are the players in the care system?
– Emergency care and protection orders
– What steps must FaCS take before court
– What are your clients options?
– What are the types of orders the Children’s Court may make?
– Handy hits for clients dealing with FaCS

You can access the relevant slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Subpoenas and Sexual Assault Communication Privilege – Broadcast on 18 June 2013

Presented by Meredith Osbourne, Senior Processor, Legal Aid NSW & Rosie Lambert, Legal Aid NSW

This webinar focuses on:
– What is the sexual assault communications privilege?
– Why is it needed?
– What legal help is available?

You can access the relevant slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Domestic Violence and Pets – Broadcast on 13 June 2013

Presented by Alex Davis, Solicitor Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar explores:
– The relationship between animal abuse and domestic violence
– The impact of animal abuse on women and children
– The extent of legal protections for pets
– Your client’s options to protect pets when leaving a violent relationship

You can access the relevant slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Family Law Recovery Orders – Broadcast on 21 May 2013

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

This webinar discusses:
– What a recovery order is
– When a recovery order is needed
– Who can apply for a recovery order
– What steps are involved in getting a recovery order

You can access a copy of the slide here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

DV Risk Assessment – Broadcast on 7 May 2013

Presented by Priscilla McCorriston, social worker specialising in domestic violence

This webinar highlights:
– What is risk assessment
– Why is it important in cases of domestic violence
– What do we ask in risk assessments
– What do we do when we identify that there are concerns about the client or their children’s safety

You can download the presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Working with CALD and Refugee Clients – Broadcast on 26 March 2013

Presented by Maha Najjarine, Solicitor, Legal Aid NSW

This webinar explores:
– General tips on working with CALD and refugee clients
– How your client may have entered Australia
– Refugee adjustment
– How CALD and refugee women are controlled and abused
– Islamic divorce
– Property and parenting arrangements
– Working with interpreters
– Available resources

You can access the relevant presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Legal Aid and Family Law – Broadcast on 14 March 2013

Presented by Cecilia Lee, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

The webinar addresses:
– When legal aid is available
– What tests must your client meet to be eligible for Legal Aid?
– What services can legal aid provide to assist your client in family law matters

You can access the presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Family Law Contravention of Parenting Orders – Broadcast on 25 February 2013

Presented by Charissa Sun, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar focuses on:
– What is contravention
– What to do when an order is contravened?
– What happens when a contravention matter goes to court
– What is a ‘reasonable attempt’ to comply with an order?
– What is a ‘reasonable excuse’ for not complying with an order?
– What is the penalty for contravening an order?

You can access the slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – Broadcast on 10 February 2013

Presented by Karen Mifsud, Lawyer, Knowmore Legal Service

This webinar discusses:
– What is the Royal Commission?
– What will the Royal Commission do?
– How can someone tell their story to the Royal Commission?
– When should people get legal advice?
– What are the legal issues relating to the royal commission?
– How can Knowmore Legal Service help?

You can download a copy of the accompanying slides here.

You can download the fact sheet here.

Legal Aid: What is it? How does it work? – Broadcast on 13 February 2013

Presented by Janet Loughman, Principle Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar discusses:
– An overview of the legal aid system
– Who the different players in the legal aid system are
– The basics of how to get legal aid and what to do if you have a problem

You can access the relevant slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Subpoenas and You – Broadcast on 18 December 2012

Presented by Alicia Jillard, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar details:
– What is a subpoena?
– Why am I getting asked to provide information?
– How does a subpoena get to you?
– How to get subpoena ready
– When to seek legal advice
– What to do before you respond

You can access a copy of the presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

What is Sexual Assault – Broadcast on 12 December 2012

Presented by Karen Willis, Executive Officer, NSW Rape Crisis Centre

This webinars explores:
– What is the NSW Rape Crisis Centre?
– What does the NSW Rape Crisis Centre assist and how?
– What is Sexual Assault?
– Myths and realities of Sexual Assault
– Important things to say to victims
– How to look after yourself when working with victims

You can access the relevant presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Children’s Views in Family Law – Broadcast on 4 December 2012

Presented by Mari Vagg, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

This webinar discusses:
– How and when children’s views can be taken intro account in family matters
– Can a child decide who they live with or spend time with?
– How does evidence of children’s views get before the court
– What are Family Reports?
– What does the Independent Children’s Lawyer do?
– What if children refuse to spend time as ordered?

You can access the presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Client Files and Good Record Keeping – Broadcast on 29 November 2012

Presented by Alicia Jillard, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar focuses on:
– Why keep files notes?
– Tips for how to record file notes
– File keeping policy at the workplace and at home
– Useful online links and referrals

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

Mediation in Family Law – Broadcast on 22 November 2012

Presented by Cecilia Lee, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar discusses:
– Overview of parenting arrangements after separation
– Family Dispute Resolution and Exemptions
– Options for Family Dispute Resolution

You can access the associated slides here.

You can download a copy of the fact sheet here.

Apprehended Violence Orders – Broadcast on 14 November 2012

Presented by Tashina Orchiston & Rebecca Frost, Solicitors

This webinar highlights:
– What is domestic violence?
– What is an AVO?
– Types of AVO’s
– What must be proved
– How to apply for an AVO
– What is an ADVO?
– AVO Orders
– Variations of AVO’s
– Breach and Consequences

You can access the presentation slides here.

You can download the accompanying fact sheet here.

Family Law 101: Parenting Arrangements – Broadcast on 5 November 2012

Presented by Jessica Hannam, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW 

This webinar explores:
– Arrangements used when parents can agree
– Arrangements used when parents cannot agree
– Parenting arrangements for children
– The best interests of the child
– How family violence is considered
– Contraventions

You can access the slides here.

You can download a copy of the fact sheet here.

Working with LGBTIQ clients – Broadcast on 31 October 2012

Presented by Kate Duffy, Solicitor, WLS NSW and Moo Baulch, LGBTI Domestic and Family Violence Project, ACON

This webinar discusses:
– Types of violence experienced by LGBTIQ People
– Unique aspects of violence in LGBTIQ Relationships
– Understanding DV in LGBTIQ Communities
– Barriers and Strengths for LGBTIQ People
– Working with LGBTIQ People

You can download the presentation slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here

Family Law Changes to Family Violence Provisions – Broadcast on 24 October 2012

Presented by Kate Duffy, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW 

The webinar explores:
– The Family Law system
– Background on the Family Law Act
– Social science research
– New Family Law amendments
– New definitions of ‘abuse’ and ‘family violence’

You can download a copy of the accompanying slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

15/10/2012 – 

Where to refer Clients for Legal Help – Broadcast on 15 October 2012

Presented by Kate Duffy, Solicitor, Women’s Legal Services NSW

This webinar discusses:
– Law Access
– Legal Aid
– The Aboriginal Legal Service
– Community Legal Centres NSW
– Online resources including the Law Handbook

You can access the slides here.

You can download a copy of the accompanying fact sheet here.

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