Past Webinars

PAST WEBINARS

Missed a webinar? You can catch up in your own time!

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

Accompanying factsheets can be found in the Resources.

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 (FDR)

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

Domestic Violence and Communications Technology

Presented by Asc. Prof Molly Dragiewicz & Dr Bridget Harris, Faculty of Law, QUT

A detailed look at the results of a research project which gathered information, experiences and knowledge from survivors of domestic violence about technology facilitated abuse.

Broadcast: 20 June 2019

Back to Basics: Apprehended Violence Orders

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

Learn the basics about AVOs – what they are, the different types, how to apply for or vary them and what needs to be proved. This webinar also covers recent changes to the AVO legislation. 

Broadcast: 23 May 2019

Updates to the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013

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

An overview of the Victims Rights and Support Act with particular focus on recent reforms and the role of support workers. A look at who can and can’t access Victims Support, the types of victims and the types of support available.

Broadcast: 18 April 2019

Domestic Violence and Renting Reforms

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

An explanation of new domestic violence provisions introduced as part of recent amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 including domestic violence termination notices, liability for damage and bad tenant databases.

Broadcast: 21 March 2019

Strangulation in the Context of Domestic Violence

Presented by Kira Levin – Solicitor, Women’s Legal Service NSW

Learn about strangulation and the new offence under the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). This webinar explains what strangulation is, why NSW needed law reform, what the new offence is.

Broadcast: 21 February 2019

Children and Young Persons Amendment Act 2018

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

An explaination of recent amendments to the Child and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act including the background to the changes, what the new amendments are, tips about early support and legal advice.

Broadcast: 13 December 2018
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