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.

Meet the First Nations Women's Legal Program

Presented by:  Taritah Daugherty – Community Outreach Officer, FNWLP

This special program aims to support and meet the legal needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Developed in 1995, in consultation with Aboriginal women the program receives guidance and feedback from the Aboriginal Women’s Consultation Network, ensuring that services are culturally appropriate.

The First Nations Women’s Legal Program (FNWLP) is staffed by Aboriginal women and offers free legal advice via an advice line and outreach clinics; assistance in finding a lawyer; training and community workshops across NSW; resources and information. we also provide an overview of The Indigenous List at the Sydney Registry.


Broadcast: 13 September 2023

Recent reforms to the sexual harassment framework

Presented by:  Ruby Catsanos – Solicitor, Working Women’s Legal Service (WWLS)

The implementation of the recommendations from the Australian Human Rights Commission Respect@Work report has seen significant reforms to Australia’s sexual harassment framework. This webinar looks at the major changes to the legislation, which include increased obligations on employers to maintain workplaces free from sexual harassment and expanded options for resolving sexual harassment complaints.

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Broadcast: 9 August 2023

NSW’s first specialist criminal legal service for women

Presented by: Laura Russell – Criminal Solicitor, Homeless Person’s Legal Service

This webinar looks at a pilot program for a specialist criminal legal service for women who are victim-survivors of DFSV. The pilot provides free casework and advice to women charged with criminal offences. Noting the increase in incarceration of women and the growing body of work examining the nexus between domestic and family violence, sexual assault, homelessness and the criminalisation of women, the pilot hopes to demonstrate that a fully funded service such as this is needed. 

Broadcast: 5 July 2023

Understanding the expansion of the Immigration Family Violence Provisions

Presented by: Ann Emmanuel, Senior Solicitor and Sarah Akanda, Solicitor – IARC

This webinar explains the recent expansion of the evidence victim-survivors of family violence can provide to continue with certain visa applications. The changes allow for more support services to provide documents in support of a family violence claim, as well as expanding the kinds of documents that can be provided. The Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (IARC) joined us to explain these changes, which will help to reduce additional barriers faced by some victim-survivors with immigration and visa issues. 

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Broadcast: 7 June 2023

Getting to Know the Sex Worker Legal Service

Presented by: Madeline – Solicitor and Claudia – PLT Student, Inner City Legal Centre and Joanna – Co-CEO Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP)

The Sex Worker Legal Service (SWLS) is a state-wide service run by Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC) for sex workers in NSW. This webinar will provide an overview of the main legal issues facing sex workers and common barriers to accessing justice. It will highlight how the SWLS can assist sex workers with these matters and the best ways to make a referral to the service.

Broadcast: 10 May 2023

Accessing the Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme

Presented by: Brendan Delahunty – Manager, Reparations & Strategic Projects, and Mary van Reyk – Senior Project Officer, Aboriginal Affairs and Lyn Carriage – Wodi Wodi/ Wandandian woman from the South Coast and Solicitor, Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities, Legal Aid NSW

This webinar gives an overview of the Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme. Applications to the scheme have been extended to 30 June 2023 and this webinar provides information about eligibility criteria, the application process and the support services that are available to assist applicants when applying to the scheme or requesting a review.

Broadcast: 5 April 2023

Understanding the work of the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (WDVCASs)

Presented by: Dr Bridget Mottram – Senior Policy Officer – WDVCAS Program, DV NSW

Domestic Violence NSW will join us to explain the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services, what they do, how they fit into the larger Safer Pathway structure, their relationships with the court, police, and other services, and how people can help their clients access their services.

Broadcast: 15 March 2023

Legal options for survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Presented by: Emily Hirst-Johnson, Lawyer and Alexis Polidano, Senior Lawyer, Knowmore 

In this presentation lawyers from Knowmore Legal Service explain the legal options available to survivors of child sexual abuse to receive compensation or redress. The presentation covers the Natioanl Redress Shceme, Victims Services and civil claims. 

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Broadcast: 8 February 2023

Beyond Employment: Sexual Harassment in Everyday Life

Presented by: Fiona Duane – Solicitor, Sexual Harassment Legal Service, Kingsford Legal Centre Arden Hechenberger and Alice Loveday – Students, Kingsford Legal Centre

We often discuss sexual harassment in the context of employment and within the workplace. This Ask Lois seminar will consider the other situations in which sexual harassment can occur, including schools, universities and in the provisions of goods and services.

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Broadcast: 2 November 2022

Subpoenas and Record Keeping

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

Are you worried about what to do if you receive a subpoena? Learn about how to prepare for, and respond to, subpoenas.

Broadcast: 12 October 2022

A conversation about coercive control.

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

This webinar looks at what coercive control is and the ways in which it is relevant to legal issues, particularly in relation to ADVOs and fears of the victim. There is some focus on how and what to ask clients about coercive control, as well as how to document it including some file-noting tips for community workers. This webinar also discusses how coercive control is about context and culture.

Broadcast: 7 September 2022

What happens when solicitors and social workers team up?

Presented by: Gab Craig – Assistant Principal Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

There are many benefits to solicitors and social workers working together, particularly when both are operating in-house to support the same client. 

This webinar explores the legal, professional and ethical duties of each role and how they interact. 


Broadcast: 3 August 2022
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