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The 2024 Community Legal Centres Queensland Conference will bring the community legal sector together to develop new skills, increase knowledge and collaborate with others.

The conference will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, 23 Leichhardt St, Spring Hill on 21 and 22 May.

Registrations are now open.  Early bird conference registrations close on Thursday, 28 March! 

PLEASE NOTE: This website is still UNDER CONSTRUCTION and will be updated with more information in the coming weeks.

Important Dates and Information about registering:

  • Early bird registrations close at 5pm on Thursday, 28 March.
  • All registrations close at 5pm on Wednesday, 8 May.
  • Registration (2 day or 1 day option) includes access to conference sessions and materials, catering and the networking event.
  • Additional tickets to the networking event are available.

Register via: https://events.humanitix.com/2024-community-legal-centres-queensland-conference

Click here to read the 2024 Conference terms and conditions.

Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors – Community Legal Centres Queensland is offering a limited number of scholarships for First Nations, Regional and First Contact Staff to attend the 2024 conference.

Preference will be given to people who have not attended a previous conference.

What’s included:

  • 2 Day Conference Registration

What’s not included:

  • Travel and accommodation expenses
  • Meal and incidental expenses

Applications close Friday 22 March.  All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by COB on Tuesday 26 March. This will enable unsuccessful scholarship applicants to still register before early bird registrations close.

Click here for more information and to apply!

2 Day Registration (Community Legal Centre Staff/Management Committee)

Early Bird (available until 5pm, Thursday 28 March)

$425

Full Price (available until 5pm, Wednesday 8 May)

$450

2 Day Registration (General Admission)

Early Bird (available until 5pm, Thursday 28 March)

$500

Full Price (available until 5pm, Wednesday 8 May)

$550

1 Day Registration ((Community Legal Centre Staff/Management Committee)

Early Bird (available until 5pm, Thursday 28 March)

$250

Full Price (available until 5pm, Wednesday 8 May)

$275

1 Day Registration (General Admission)

Early Bird (available until 5pm, Thursday 28 March)

$300

Full Price (available until 5pm, Wednesday 8 May)

$350

Networking Event ONLY

(Tuesday 21 May – 4:30pm-6:30pm)

Early Bird (available until 5pm, Thursday 28 March)

$50

Full Price (available until 5pm, Wednesday 8 May)

$65

FAQs

Who should attend the conference?

This conference is for people working and volunteering in Community Legal Centres, pro bono lawyers, social workers, academics, and government justice and legal sector employees and decision-makers.

Are there any discounts available?

Staff and Management Committee members are eligible to register at a discounted rate.

Early Bird registrations close at 5pm on Thursday 28 March and all registrations close at 5pm on Friday, 8 May.

A limited number of scholarship are also available for First Nations, Regional and First Contact Staff. Scholarship applications close on Friday 22 March.  Click here for more information about scholarships: 2024 Conference Scholarship Applications

How do I register and can I pay via an invoice?

Registration here: https://events.humanitix.com/2024-community-legal-centres-queensland-conference.

You can register multiple people and pay via credit card or be issued an invoice.

What’s included in the cost of registrations?

Conference includes access to conference sessions and material, catering and the networking event.

Can I cancel my registration?

All cancellations must be made in writing to communications@communitylegalqld.org.au.  Delegates are entitled to a refund if the cancellation is received on or before 5pm Friday, 8 May 2024. Each cancellation incurs a 20% administrative fee based on the original fee paid.

Delegates are not entitled to a refund of the registration fees if the cancellation is received after 5pm Friday, 8 May 2024.

Registrations may be transferred to another employee of your organisation.  Requests to transfer a registration must be advised in writing to communications@communitylegalqld.org.au

Is there an online option?

No – this year’s conference is an in-person event.

Will the conference be accessible?

The venue is accessible via lift.

If you have specific access requirements, please notify CLCQ by indicating your requirements during the registration process.

Is there accommodation at the conference venue?

Yes, there is accommodation available at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.  There are also a number of accommodation providers in walking distance.

How do I get to the venue?

The Hotel Grand Chancellor is on the outskirts of the CBD but conveniently located near Roma Street and Central Train Stations and serviced by a number of busses.  See Translink to plan your journey.

Parking is also available at the venue.

Can I bring extra colleagues to the networking event?

Yes – Networking Event Only tickets are available.  The networking event will take place from 4:30pm-6:30pm on Tuesday 21 May.

Further questions?

Email communications@communitylegalqld.org.au

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully

COVID-19

As a condition of attendance, delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers must agree to adhere to all Covid-safe measures put in place at the 2024 Community Legal Centres Queensland (CLCQ)  Conference by the venue, and all federal or state guidelines and you acknowledge that these measures may be changed at any time in accordance with the latest health advice from state and federal governments.

PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION

The payment of the registration is made either by credit card at the time of registrations or invoice.  Full payment must be paid within the terms of the invoice and must be paid prior to the commencement of the event.

DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION

To qualify for early bird registration, registrations must be completed by 5pm on Thursday 28 March, 2024.

LATE REGISTRATION

CLCQ cannot guarantee the availability of late registrations.

TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION

All fully paid registrations are transferable to other persons from the same organisation. Transfers can be made by the registered person in writing to communications@communitylegalqld.org.au by 5pm, Wednesday 8 May, 2024. Details must include the full name of the replacement person/s, their title, contact phone number, email address and dietary requirements. All other registration details will be carried over to the new person/s unless otherwise specified. Registrations are individual and cannot be shared amongst individuals.

NON-ATTENDANCE/NO-SHOWS

No refund will be made for non-attendance at the 2024 CLCQ State Conference.

CANCELLATION OF THE REGISTRATION BY THE DELEGATE

All cancellations must be made in writing to communications@communitylegalqld.org.au.  Delegates are entitled to a refund if the cancellation is received on or before 5pm, Wednesday 8 May, 2024. Each cancellation incurs a 20% administrative fee based on the original fee paid.

Delegates are not entitled to a refund of the registration fees if the cancellation is received after 5pm, Wednesday 8 May, 2024.

Refunds (less applicable administrative fees) will be processed no later than 30 days after the conclusion of 2023 CLCQ State Conference.

CANCELLATION, POSTPONEMENT OR CHANGE OF REGISTRATION BY CLCQ

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of CLCQ or the Venue to alter the times, dates, itineraries of or speakers at the 2024 CLCQ Conference or postpone the conference itself, by notice to delegates at any time.

In the event of postponement of the 2024 CLCQ Conference, registrations will be transferred to the rescheduled event. Where the delegate does not wish to attend the rescheduled event, a full refund will be provided.

If the event is cancelled by CLCQ, delegates will receive a full refund.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

CLCQ will collect and store information provided in this Registration Form for the purposes of enabling them to:

  • register attendance;
  • assist with administrative and planning purposes;
  • plan and develop the conference and other events in the future;
  • facilitate delegate requirements; and
  • allow the compilation and analysis of statistics relevant to the conference.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

CLCQ will not without your consent, use or disclose your personal information to third parties for any purpose unless such purpose is permitted or required by law.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY USE

By registering for the 2023 CLCQ State Conference, all delegates grant permission to CLCQ and its agents to take photographs and video footage to reproduce and to distribute on social media, promotional materials and other sector publications, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the CLCQ website.

If you have any concerns regarding the use of photographs/screen shots taken of you during the Conference and / or you do not agree to the above image release please contact communications@communitylegalqld.org.au or see the registration desk during event.

2024 Program

8:15 – 8:55am

Registration & Coffee

Plenary 1
9:00 – 9:30am

Welcome to Country

Conference Official Opening

Plenary 1
9:30 – 10:30am

10:30 – 11:00am

Morning Tea

Plenary 2
11:00- 12:30pm

12:30 – 1:30pm

Lunch

Lunch Session
12:45 – 1:15pm

Lunch & Learn

Concurrent Sessions
1:30 – 3:00pm

Stream 1: Running a community legal centre

Room: Roma

Stream 2: Frontline Workers.

Room: Terrace

Stream 3: Supporting people and communities.

Room: Wickham

3:00 -3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

Concurrent Sessions
3:30 – 4:30pm

Stream 1: Running a community legal centre

Room: Roma

Sector Update

The Sector Update will share information about the current issues impacting the CLC sector from the perspectives of Community Legal Centres Australia, CLCQ Queensland and DJAG.

Stream 2: Frontline Workers.

Room: Terrace

Stream 3: Supporting people and communities.

Room: Wickham

4:30 – 6:30pm

Networking drinks & canapes

8.15 – 9.00am

Registration & Coffee

Primary Session
9.00 – 10.30am

Acknowledgement of Country – Aunty Dawn Daylight

Understanding your brain so you can support others

Sheryl Batchelor , Yiliyapinya Indigenous Corporation

Sheryl will outline how better understanding of the brain can support and inform the provision for youth engaged or at risk of being engaged with the justice system.

CPD Point: Professional Skills (1)

10:30 – 11:00am

Morning Tea

Primary Session
11.00 – 12.30pm

Legal need and impact: Unravelling the ball of string

Dr Catherine Hastings, Macquarie University 

Dr Hugh McDonald, Victorian Law Foundation 

This session share hot off the press findings from the first phase of the Legal Needs Project,  outlines a four-part conceptual framework for understanding the multidimensional nature of legal need and examines the new frontier of outcomes measurement and what is needed to build evidence of what works.

CPD Point: Practice Management &  Business Skills (1.5)

12:30 – 1:30pm

Lunch

Concurrent Sessions
1.30 – 3.00pm

Stream 1: Running a community legal centre

Room: Roma

Leading for effective collaboration: Lessons from health justice partnership

Lottie Turner, Partnerships Director – Health Justice Australia

Kate Finch, Advocacy Manager – Health Justice Australia

Health Justice Australia will share the top three lessons they’ve learned in what it takes to lead effective health justice partnership (HJP). Participants will then spend time workshopping the future of partnership leadership in their own centres and communities.

CPD Point: Professional Skills (1.5)

Stream 2: Frontline Workers.

Room: Terrace

How to Assist Clients in Preparation and for Success at Mediation

Farley S. Tolpen, The Mediation Experts

This session will look identifying the needs and issues of the client at intake, explaining the mediation process and preparation of the client for how to reach a fair resolution at mediation.

CPD Point: Professional Skills / Substantive Law (1.5)

Stream 3: Supporting people and communities.

Room: Wickham

CLE Showcase

Kelsey Leahy, Cairns Community Legal Centre

Helen Blaber, Prisoners’ Legal Service

Robert Lachowicz, Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS)

Hear about Cairns Community Legal Centre’s learnings from establishing an interactive and exciting CLE for older persons – Scam Bingo, the Legal Information Fairs Project Prisoner’s Legal Service is currently designing for Townsville Correctional and how RAILS is collaborating with culturally diverse communities using drum circles, music, video and social media

CPD Point: Practice Management & Business Skills (1.5)

3:00 – 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

Concurrent Sessions
3.30 – 4.30pm

Stream 1: Running a community legal centre

Room: Roma

Governance from a CEO’s perspective

Wynetta Dewis, Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service

Cath Bartolo, YFS

A facilitated conversation to explore governance in practice, looking at the ‘real life’ of governing organisations from a CEO’s perspective.  We will be joined by two highly experienced CEOs from within our CLC sector to explore how good governance supports organisational achievement and effectiveness.

CPD Point: Practice Management & Business Skills (1)

Stream 2: Frontline Workers.

Room: Terrace

Consumer Credit Law – a practical workshop

Josh Mennen, Maurice Blackburn

Hayley Stokes, Maurice Blackburn

David Maunsell, Caxton Legal Centre

The presentation will look at common scenarios from deidentified cases and discuss practical approaches to advising and representing consumers in different situations.

CPD Point: Substantive Law (1)

Stream 3: Supporting people and communities.

Room: Wickham

Yarning about Tracks to Treaty, the Voice and other issues of significance for First Nations people

Margaret Hornagold, Legal Aid Queensland

Aunty Margaret Hornagold, a Barada & Kabalbara woman from Central Qld,  will conduct informal and inclusive yarning circles that focus on issues arising out the Tracks to Treaty, the Voice referendum, and observations about the position of First Nations people today. Aunty Margaret brings her wealth of cultural knowledge and wisdom to support yarning that builds insight and understanding of the impact of current issues for First Nations people.

CPD Point: Professional Skills (1)

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