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Law for Community Workers Training

We offer our free Law for Community Workers training to non-legal organisations to assist workers to better support their clients experiencing legal issues and understand the law.

You can access our Law for Community Workers training in a number of ways: 

FREE Law for Community Workers Online Training Program

Our Law for Community Workers Online Training helps you identify legal issues your clients have and connect them to legal help earlier .

  • Self-paced modules you can complete in your own time 
  • Access free downloadable fact sheets and practical resources
  • Beginner and intermediate levels
  • Modules take between 30 – 90 minutes 

After completing our training you will learn how to:

  • Be a Legal Issue Spotter
  • Conduct a Legal Health Check with your client
  • Connect your client to legal help
  • Support your client through the legal process.

Find out more about our Online Training program and access our available Online Courses here.

Law for Community Workers free virtual information sessions on priority legal topics

We offer regular free virtual legal information sessions for community workers on priority legal topics.  Information is facilitated live by our community lawyers and include an opportunity to connect with our service and ask questions.

Before attending our virtual information sessions 

We ask all participants to have completed one module from our Law for Community Workers Online Training.  You can register and access our Online Courses here.

Upcoming topics

Below are a list of topics that are upcoming: 

  • Family Violence Intervention Order process –  supporting you clients with Family Violence Intervention Orders and related legal issues 
  • Family law basics – how to support your client with family law issues 
  • Elder abuse – recognising and responding to family violence against older people 
  • Fines and infringements why it is important to get legal help early
  • Young people and the law – common civil law problems and how we can assist 
  • And other topics as requested

To access our virtual information session schedule or to find out more information on how to access our virtual information sessions please view below. 

Law for Community Workers Free Virtual Information Sessions

Join us for regular free virtual information sessions aimed at helping community workers support their clients with legal issues.
Our information sessions will be recorded and made available to watch here.

Previous Virtual Information Sessions:

24th November 2022 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Supporting your clients with Family Violence Intervention Orders and related legal issues

Hosted by: Barwon Community Legal Service

In this information session join our Community Lawyer Sam Hawkins and Community Development Manager Alexandria Jones for an informative session focusing on supporting your clients with Family Violence Intervention Orders and other related legal issues.

This session focused on the following areas to help support your clients through what is often a very traumatic time in their lives.

This session covers:

Family Violence Intervention Orders –

  • What is a Family Violence Intervention Order
  • The process for applying for a Family Violence Intervention Order
  • Understanding the court process
  • Breaches of a Family Violence Intervention Order

Interactions with other areas of law

  • Fines and infringements
  • Residential Tenancy (House Rentals)
  • Loans/consumer credit
  • Family law
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)

Recording of our session is available here

PowerPoints available here.


Upcoming Virtual Information Sessions:

Stay tuned for our upcoming Virtual Information sessions for 2023. 

Register here

Request a tailored training session for your team or organisation

In addition to our online training and monthly webinars, we may be able to provide a tailored training session for your organisation on a particular area of law. 

For a list of the areas we can provide training about please see our website here

If you would like to request a tailored training, please complete our online request form below.  

Tailored training request

Last modified on December 2nd, 2022 at 11:39 am

The content on this site is information only and is not legal advice. If you need legal advice please contact us.