Workers assisting clients experiencing domestic violence face daily challenges in providing wrap-around services by working with police, courts, other CLCs, and support services.In this webinar, Jason Garrick, lawyer at Legal Aid Queensland, discusses meeting ethical requirements while working effectively with other services.
On Demand Webinars
Victims Assist Queensland provides information and advice for victims of crime, including assistance with reporting an incident, obtaining help and support, and obtaining financial compensation. In this webinar, Julia Morgan from VAQ explains the services VAQ can provide, the role VAQ has in supporting people who have experienced DV and how to help victims apply for financial compensation.
Kai Priestly and Renea Hart drew on their experience at the LGBTI Legal Service to present a 15 minute mini-webinar the effect of domestic violence on LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer) clients and how to best assist them.
In this webinar, Rob Lachowicz (RAILS Education Officer, Solicitor and Migration Agent), together with Ingrid Green (IWSS Senior Support Worker) discuss practical tips for assisting culturally diverse clients, domestic violence and the Migration Act 1958 (Cth), and working with interpreters in courts and tribunals.
Clients with disabilities who experience domestic violence are especially vulnerable, and need specialised assistance. In this webinar, Leona Berrie, Project Manager from WWILD covers intersections between disability and gendered violence/domestic violence, common communication issues, and strategies to mitigate communication issues and improve accessibility (it’s not just about ramps and lifts!).
Natasha Tanirau-Stanley (Nee Pettit), Principal Solicitor at Youth and Family Services Logan presents this 30 minute webinar on assisting young clients, including working with applicants and respondents in domestic violence matters, and engaging with clients who cannot attend a service’s offices in person.
Cultural competency is critical to the providing effective services and minimising barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in need of legal services.Angela Carroll, Solicitor at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Service (North Queensland), discusses the challenges in providing effective assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and communities and outline practical strategies to assist in day-to-day practice.
Working effectively with respondents is a key part of keeping aggrieved parties safe in domestic violence matters, ensuring the smooth operation of DV courts, and helping to effect change in this area. Many CLC staff are working as DV duty lawyers; other CLC staff and volunteers are advising clients about DV matters and may need to develop these skills quickly.