On Demand Webinars

Community Legal Centres Queensland runs a series of online training webinars, available to community legal centre staff, volunteers and other community services.

CPD Note: Under the Queensland Law Society’s CPD Rules, if this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and the practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance. For Queensland practitioners, the annual requirement is ten CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. For interstate practitioners, please consult the equivalent rules in your state.

Legal Aid Queensland webinars – Legal Aid Queensland publishes a series of captioned recordings about Legal Aid Queensland services on their YouTube Channel here. For information on upcoming Legal Aid Queensland webinars, please check the Information for community workers and carers page.

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This webinar series is part of CLCQ’s Mental Health and Wellbeing CPD Program, developed during 2021-2022 to assist frontline CLC workers to manage the impacts of COVID-19, and generously supported by a grant from the Queensland Community Foundation. We encourage you to view and share these recordings with your colleagues and to use the learnings to help support your own wellbeing, and that of your team – in the ‘new normal’.

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Supporting your employees (and yourself) with LifeWorks employee assistance program for CLCs presented by Lifeworks Account Manager, Jacinta Solomon. (August 25, 2021)

Rising from the ashes: Breaking the burnout cycle for greater satisfaction, vitality and meaning at work presented by Dr Mendy Neralic.  (September 16, 2021)

Wellbeing in the workplace presented by Indigenous Mental Health First Aid Master Trainer Mark Watego.  (No recording as this was presented as an interactive live session).

Emotional Intelligence at Work – Self-regulation tips and strengths-based tools presented by Jan Ungerer, Director of Insightful Communications. (November 24, 2021)

Managing psychosocial hazards in community legal centres presented by Andrew Wydmanski (Senior Associate) and Muirgen O’Seighin (Associate) from Allens.  (February 24, 2022)

Sustainable Leadership in CLCs presented by Joan Wilson-Jones from JwJ Consulting Brisbane.   (July 18, 2022)

Reimagining work – transforming work culture through everyday leadership presented by Dr Mendy Neralic.  (July 28, 2022)

The recent weather events in South East Queensland has seen thousands of people have their homes and cars damaged by storms, rain and flooding. This has led to many additional people contacting community legal centres for legal help.

Community Legal Centres Queensland have developed a series of re-fresher webinars on key legal areas that will arise with clients over this event.

Navigating neighbourhood disputes and damage to property from floods presented by Aaron Alcock (Special Counsel, Litigation and Dispute Resolution) and Tom Buckley (Special Counsel, Planning and Environment) from HopgoodGanim Lawyers.

Disaster Legal Assistance – What to expect in response and recovery phases presented by Bill Mitchell, Principal Solicitor at Townsville Community Law.

Assisting flood affected consumers with insurance claims presented by Paul Holmes, Principal Lawyer Civil Justice Services at Legal Aid Queensland and Bridget Burton, Director of the Human Rights and Civil Law Practice at Caxton Legal Centre.

The impact of flooding on tenancy arrangements – Hints and tips for helping tenants navigate the aftermath presented by Justin Raiteri, Senior Associate in the Commercial Property Team at HopgoodGanim Lawyers.

An employee’s workplace rights when the water rises presented by Edmund Burke (Partner) and Aiyana O’Meara (Lawyer) from Holding Redlich.

Body corporate disputes arising from flood damage  presented by Anthony Pitt (Special Counsel, Litigation and Dispute Resolution) and Hayley Harvey (Senior Associate, Litigation and Dispute Resolution) from HopgoodGanim Lawyers

Floods and Insurance: How to navigate insurance claims presented by Anne Hoffmann, Senior Associate in the insurance disputes team at Herbert Smith Freehills. 



The Financial Protections Service is provided to middle-aged Queenslanders who are approaching retirement and undertaking financial decision making for later life.

The service facilitates access to and uptake of free and independent financial information and advice with a particular focus on improving financial resilience. Service partners will also undertake screening and referral for financial abuse.

There are ten participating Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) and Elder Abuse Prevention and Support Service (EAPSS) organisations across Queensland who deliver the Financial Protections Service. SLASS and EAPSS are experts in providing legal, social work, financial counselling and mediation services to older Queenslanders. Links to these organisations can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Financial Protections Service has partnered with the National Seniors Financial Information Desk, an independent financial information service funded by National Seniors that aims to improve retirement information available to older Australians. The service was developed in consultation with the Financial Counsellors’ Association of Queensland.

The Financial Protections Service was co-designed by Caxton Legal Centre and the Townsville Community Legal Service and is funded by the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors. The service guides, practice manual and training webinars were co-authored and developed by Bill Mitchell (Principal Solicitor, Townsville Community Law) and Melody Valentine (Solicitor, Caxton Legal Centre).

Community Legal Centres Queensland wants to ensure that community legal centre (CLC) workers and others accessing this website feel safe, and are able to access appropriate and timely help and support.

CLCs provide important support and assistance to people who have experienced violence and trauma, and CLC workers and volunteers necessarily undertake training and reading in these areas as part of their professional development requirements.

As such, some of the training materials and webinars on this website may be disturbing, upsetting or trigger strong/negative emotions for victims and survivors of violence and trauma, and others.

Even if you have not directly experienced trauma, it is important to be aware of the effects that working with clients who have experienced trauma can have on your own emotional and mental wellbeing (this is known as vicarious trauma).

Community Legal Centres Queensland respects your autonomy. If you feel triggered or upset by any of the content or materials provided here, we would encourage you to use your discretion as to whether you should continue reading, watching or listening to the material.

You may also wish to access more information and resources, as well as professional support or advice from one of the free and confidential organisations listed below.


Talking justice

Talking justice: Values-based messaging for community legal centres

Webinar Date: June 06, 2023

For almost 50 years, community legal centres have built a powerful movement that challenges inequality and injustice, creates more equitable and fairer laws, and has reshaped how people access free legal help. Words matter when it comes to communicating about justice and inequality. In this […]

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Managing employment contracts when program funding is coming to an end

Managing employment contracts where program funding is coming to an end

Webinar Date: May 02, 2023

Working within the constraints of government funding presents unique challenges for managers. While employees on fixed term contracts may be aware that their term is coming to an end, and that further employment is not guaranteed, it is never easy delivering the news to an […]

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Fair Work Act Amendments: Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave; Secure Jobs, Better Pay Act & Respect at Work Act

Webinar Date: April 27, 2023

The reform of Australia’s employment and industrial relations laws was a key agenda item in the 2022 Federal Election. By the end of 2022, the Respect at Work Act, Secure Jobs, Better Pay Act and Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave Act introduced the most […]

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Working Well with People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities

Webinar Date: April 06, 2023

Over half a million Australians live with an intellectual or learning disability which impacts each person differently. Women with intellectual disabilities are grossly overrepresented as victims of domestic, family, and sexual violence and other forms of disability-related violence including abuse and neglect from carers. This […]

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Legal Practice ethics: Managing conflicts of interest (ethics CPD point)

Webinar Date: March 28, 2023

In this webinar, Petrina Macpherson and Famin Ahmed from Minter Ellison will provide an overview of the key obligations for legal practitioners in appropriately managing conflicts of interest. They will outline good practice approaches that support sound decision making in line with ethical and statutory […]

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Helping People with Disability Respond to NDIS Funding Decisions

Webinar Date: March 16, 2023

Participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represent a new cohort of clients for Community Legal Centre lawyers: people with disability who have a legally enforceable right to funded supports. This webinar will outline the relevant law and rules, common issues, and what practitioners […]

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YFS First Nations CLE Toolkit

First Nations CLE toolkit: engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to create meaningful access to justice

Webinar Date: November 29, 2022

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people often face barriers in accessing legal support. It is important that legal resources and services are culturally appropriate, and that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are consulted and have the opportunity to advise on areas of legal need that […]

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