Past Webinars

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.

Recent Changes to the Victims Support Scheme

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

Information about the recent changes to the Victims Support Scheme and how to you can support your clients making applications. 

Download the factsheet.

 

 

Broadcast: 2 September 2020

An Overview of Modern Slavery and Anti-Trafficking Laws

Presented by Sandeep Dhillon, Lawyer – Anti Slavery Australia

An overview of modern slavery and anti-trafficking laws, and the ways in which community service workers can help people who have experienced or are at risk of modern slavery in Australia.

Download the factsheet.

 

Broadcast: 5 August 2020

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. 

Download the factsheet.

 

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.

Download the factsheet.

 

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.

Download the factsheet.

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.

Download the factsheet.

 

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.

Download the factsheet.

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.

Download the NSW Elder Abuse Toolkit (external link).

 

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?

Read about the case here (external link). 

 

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.

Download the factsheet.

 

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?

Download the factsheet.

 

Broadcast: 19 Sept 2019
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