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2022 Community Legal Centres Queensland State Conference

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The 2022 Community Legal Centres Queensland State Conference brought together the community legal sector to develop new skills, increase knowledge and collaborate with others.

With the theme – “Champions, Allies and Advocates” the conference inspired and challenged delegates.

The conference took place at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane on 11 and 12 May – with an online option for those unable to attend in person.

Registrations for this year’s conference have closed. 

The conference program can also be viewed via the Sched App

 

 

Thanks for our 2022 Conference Sponsors:

 

The CLCQ 2022 State Conference is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

 

MinterEllison’s Pro Bono and Community Investment Program is driven by a deep commitment to addressing cycles of disadvantage and creating systemic change, across four interconnected pillars: human rights and access to justice, homelessness (including domestic and family violence), empowering youth, and alleviation of poverty. The program is designed to create positive impact for our community, not only through pro bono legal advice but also through other non-legal assistance to our community partners, including other skilled volunteering or in-kind assistance, amplifying fundraising and awareness campaigns, and providing charitable giving support.

The Brisbane MinterEllison office is proud to maintain strong partnerships with Community Legal Centres Queensland (CLCQ), as well as several of the community legal centres that comprise its membership. Together, the work of these organisations goes towards addressing all of the four of our Program pillars and most particularly through enhancing access to justice.

As always, MinterEllison’s sponsorship of the 2022 CLCQ State conference is targeted towards funding transport costs of people from rural, regional and remote community legal centres to attend. We understand that there are significant and unique barriers to access to justice in rural, regional and remote areas, and fully support enhancing the opportunities available to community legal centres offering services in these areas.

 

Maurice Blackburn is proud to be Australia’s leading social justice law firm. We’ve built a reputation on the unwavering belief that the law should serve everyone, not just those who can afford it.

Today, Maurice Blackburn is a national firm with over 30 offices throughout Australia and more than 1000 of the country’s best and most respected legal professionals. We provide accurate and confidential advice without unnecessary legal jargon, and we recognise the varying financial circumstances of our clients and offer a flexible fee policy. We treat every client who walks through our door with the sincerity and respect they deserve.

With a proud history of standing up for the rights of everyday Australians, Maurice Blackburn has become the country’s leading social justice law firm and a true champion in the fight for fair.

Maurice Blackburn specialises in employment law, work injuries, superannuation claims as well as medical negligence, road accident, public liability and abuse claims.

 

As one of the world’s largest toll road developers and operators, our business is to keep cities moving and get people where they want to go as quickly and safely as possible.

Since opening CityLink in Melbourne in 1999, our company has grown to include 21 toll roads in Australia, the United States and Canada, including six toll roads in South East Queensland (The Gateway and Logan Motorways, Go Between Bridge, AirportlinkM7, Legacy Way, Clem7 tunnels).

Our purpose -to strengthen communities through transport- underpins all that we do. We know life doesn’t always go to plan, and when it doesn’t our dedicated Linkt Assist team are ready to help, assessing each customer situation on a case-by-case basis and working with customers to provide assistance tailored to their circumstances.

 

 

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Community Legal Centres Queensland State Conference, and promote accessibility to the Conference through the online streaming service. HSF is a leading global law firm with over 5000 people across 26 offices worldwide. Our Australian offices are located in Brisbane/Meanjin, Melbourne/Naarm, Sydney/Warrang, and Perth/Boorloo. HSF’s Pro Bono legal practice is impact-driven and includes systemic advocacy and pro bono legal advice and casework for individuals, charities and NGOs. We focus on assisting people experiencing marginalisation, underrepresentation or disadvantage, particularly in the areas of homelessness, health, disability and First Nations reconciliation. HSF has a longstanding history of working with Community Legal Centres and charities to increase access to justice for the community, including by supporting Queensland-based pro bono clients such as the LawRight Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic, the Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS), Yalari and Youngcare.

 

Sparke Helmore is a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. We cover five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise.

Through our dedicated Pro Bono Practice, we strive to strengthen the communities in which we operate by providing free legal assistance to disadvantaged individuals, as well as eligible not-for-profit and charitable organisations. In 2013, Sparke Helmore signed up to the voluntary National Pro Bono Target of an average of 35 pro bono hours per lawyer, per year, which is a target we exceed each year.

The UQ Pro Bono Centre’s mission is to be a nationally recognised leader in the development, promotion and provision of student pro bono legal services. Through partnerships with the not-for-profit sector, UQ Pro Centre aims to inspire law students to understand the value and importance of access to justice and to graduate with a lifelong commitment to pro bono legal service. With 500 law students on our pro bono roster, the UQ Pro Bono Centre is able to provide assistance to the community sector through voluntary student placements, projects, and law reform activities. The impact of this work is immense. It can be lifechanging for the students; it bolsters the capacity of the community sector and delivers tangible results for their clients and the wider community.

 

Founded over a century ago, Colin Biggers & Paisley is one of the most established legal practices in the country. As a national Australian legal practice, we deliver high calibre legal services and we aim to do so in a responsible way.

The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation was established in 2015 as a way of bringing together our entire community offering. It comprises three streams – pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions.

The Foundation’s focus areas are women, children and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with a deeper focus on access to justice for those experiencing domestic and family violence, gender equality, increasing education and employment opportunities for young people, and protecting the cultural and legal rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We are committed to improving access to justice, reducing unmet legal need and playing a leading role in making the justice system work better.

 

 Queensland Law Society (QLS) is the peak representative body for the legal profession in Queensland, providing leadership, guidance and support for more than 13,000 members, across all categories. QLS holds specific statutory responsibilities under the Legal Profession Act 2007. QLS empowers good lawyers, advocates for good law and serves the public good by providing a clear and passionate voice for solicitors and the legal profession in Queensland. We engage with government, the public and the legal community on issues of importance to the profession.

Our purpose: Good law – Good lawyers – Public good

  •  To be the authoritative voice of solicitors in Queensland
  •  To help our members succeed
  •  To connect the profession with Queensland Law Society and with each other
  •  To respect, protect and promote human rights in our decision-making and actions

 

 

Holding Redlich is a large national commercial law ­firm with offi­ces in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns. The firm comprises more than 500 people, including partners, and provides practical solutions tailored to our clients’ needs, underpinned by the very best legal thinking and expert industry knowledge. Holding Redlich’s strong commitment to human rights and social justice is part of the firm’s DNA.  Its pro bono program is an integral part of our work and culture in fulfilling this commitment.​

The Services Union is committed to supporting Queensland workers and communities. Our members work everyday to build our community and to provide high-quality public and community services.

Across our industries, our members are frontline staff and managers working in local authorities, the electricity, water, rail, travel, ports and shipping industries, community services, information technology, airlines and the private clerical sector.

All members have the right to the dignity of safe and secure work. Our vision is for a strong, courageous and collective voice to continually improve our conditions and the culture of our workplaces and communities.

We will achieve this together.

Maurice Blackburn is proud to be Australia’s leading social justice law firm. We’ve built a reputation on the unwavering belief that the law should serve everyone, not just those who can afford it.

Today, Maurice Blackburn is a national firm with over 30 offices throughout Australia and more than 1000 of the country’s best and most respected legal professionals. We provide accurate and confidential advice without unnecessary legal jargon, and we recognise the varying financial circumstances of our clients and offer a flexible fee policy. We treat every client who walks through our door with the sincerity and respect they deserve.

With a proud history of standing up for the rights of everyday Australians, Maurice Blackburn has become the country’s leading social justice law firm and a true champion in the fight for fair.

Maurice Blackburn specialises in employment law, work injuries, superannuation claims as well as medical negligence, road accident, public liability and abuse claims and will be available throughout the conference at the Maurice Blackburn stall. Please come and talk to us about how we can help you or answer any questions you may have on our specialist areas of practice.

 

Queensland Law Society (QLS) is the peak representative body for the legal profession in Queensland, providing leadership, guidance and support for more than 13,000 members, across all categories. QLS holds specific statutory responsibilities under the Legal Profession Act 2007. QLS empowers good lawyers, advocates for good law and serves the public good by providing a clear and passionate voice for solicitors and the legal profession in Queensland. We engage with government, the public and the legal community on issues of importance to the profession.

Our purpose – Good law – Good lawyers – Public good

  •  To be the authoritative voice of solicitors in Queensland
  •  To help our members succeed
  •  To connect the profession with Queensland Law Society and with each other
  •  To respect, protect and promote human rights in our decision-making and actions 

 

Jobs Australia is a national organisation that supports the largest network of Not for Profit Members who provide diverse employment services and pathways, education, training and skills development and community and social services.

We are the Peak Body for Not for Profit Employment Service Providers including those organisations delivering employment pathways programs. We are funded solely by our Members allowing us to represent them with real insight and by activating and amplifying their collective and independent voice.

We provide relevant, timely and topical Workplace Relations advice and a wide variety of other services tailored to the unique needs of our Members across the full range of community and social services, including access to the Blanket Cover Insurance Program. We provide a one-stop, tailored and value driven range of services designed to ensure our vision of a connected, influential, and informed membership reducing social disadvantage in our community is achieved.

 

Family Law Pathways Network (FLPN) is a national program funded by the Attorney General’s Department for professionals working with families who are separating and/or co-parenting.

The aim is to support practitioners to work collaboratively, maintain strong networks and develop relevant referrals across the broader Family Law system. This can be through webinars, symposiums, networking events, and masterclasses. CPD points are provided for some events.

Membership is free and open for anyone who works in family law, separation, and co-parenting space. You can participate as you wish. There are 9 regions in Queensland and 32 Australia wide.

The Queensland Pro Bono Lawyers Network aims to share opportunities in, ideas for, and experiences of pro bono work among a network of pro bono practitioners in Queensland. Firms can provide pro bono assistance by:

  • Taking referrals, including for representation
  • Taking on strategic litigation
  • Assisting with law reform and advocacy
  • Providing organisational legal advice
  • Preparing community legal education tools
  • Providing continuing professional education
  • Staffing advice clinics and referral services
  • ‘Phone a friend’ style on the spot advice.

Taking shelter from the Perfect Storm: Identifying vicarious trauma and burnout risks, impacts and how you can recover.

Presented by: knowmore

Date: Friday 13 May – 8:30am to 1:30pm

Suggested attendees: CLC Lawyers, intake staff and frontline workers/volunteers

Content: 

  • Understanding psychological injury risks and legal responsibilities for CLCs
  • Identifying vicarious trauma and burnout, and the role of trauma-informed practice
  • What we know helps build resilience
  • What workplace supports work
  • How to know when you aren’t travelling well and how to help a colleague if they aren’t.

Location: ONLINE via Zoom.  Links have been sent to registrants.

 

 

Who should attend the conference?

This conference is for community legal sector workers, centre directors, lawyers, social workers, volunteers and decision-makers.

How do I know if I am a member or non-member?

See our list of members on our website. If you work for one of these community legal centres then you are a CLCQ member otherwise, you are a non-member.

Is there accommodation nearby?

There are a number of accommodation providers within walking distance to the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Conference delegates wishing to stay at the Hotel Grand Chancellor can book via their website and use the promo code: COMMLEGAL

Can I access the afternoon concurrent sessions with an online ticket?

As an online attendee you will have access to the live-streamed morning sessions. These will be recorded and sent to you. The afternoon concurrent sessions are not included in the online ticket as these will not be live-streamed.

Any further questions please email communications@communitylegalqld.org.au

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