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Information for community workers and carers

This page has general information to help community workers and carers access legal services and information for clients.

Find out how to get legal help for my client.

Find out what other services can help.

Join us for our upcoming webinars.

Community Legal Education Program

Our Community Legal Education (CLE) program educates Queenslanders about their legal rights and responsibilities, and where to get help. Our program focuses on common legal issues for clients such as:

  • money and debt
  • relationships and separation
  • domestic and family violence
  • criminal charges and going to court.

Legal information and resources

We produce free publications and resources on common legal issues.

You can also view our video resources on our YouTube channel.

The Queensland Legal Assistance Forum (QLAF) website also has a range of legal information resources.

There are also a number of CLE resources available to community workers and carers which have been produced as part of the Community Legal Education Collaboration Fund.

Email the Community Legal Education team for more information.

Request a legal information session for your organisation

We can provide community legal education sessions on legal topics such as:

  • how to access Legal Aid Queensland and get legal help
  • relationships and children
  • courts, police and crime, civil law issues eg money and debt, consumer rip-offs and discrimination.

We deliver information sessions face-to-face and via webinar to community sector workers and community members. Sessions are subject to staff availability.

Complete the form to request a legal information session

Law for all podcast

Law for all podcast

Creative Commons Licence

The Law for All Podcast Episode 1: Recognising financial control as part of family and domestic violence by Legal Aid Queensland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Based on a work at https://lawforall.podbean.com/.

Episode 1: Recognising financial control in domestic and family violence.

Legal Aid Queensland’s Law for All podcast channel provides handy information about legal issues affecting everyday people with everyday problems in a relaxed chat-based style for both community, health and education workers and members of the community.

In this episode, our senior lawyers (consumer advocates) Loretta Kreet and Paul Holmes from the Civil Justice Services team chat about recognising financial control as a part of domestic and family violence.

Paul and Loretta discuss:

  • recognising the early warning signs of financial abuse
  • financial abuse relating to loans and debt
  • other forms of financial control
  • how to get help from lenders and creditors
  • when and where to get help.

You can listen to Law for All wherever you get your podcasts or check us out on Podbean.

Read the full transcript

Webinars

Next webinar

TBA soon. 

Webinars on demand

Most recent webinar

A conversation about credit reports (will open in YouTube)

The following webinars were broadcast live in the last few months and are now available to view on demand.

You can also view Community Legal Centres Queensland webinars. For questions about Community Legal Centres Queensland webinars email admin@communitylegalqld.org.au or phone (07) 3392 0092.

Webinar FAQs

Want to interact with us during the webinar?

We use GoToWebinar technology, which means you can chat to us in the questions box and use the polls to provide feedback as we go. We love hearing from you!

Can’t make it on the day?

No worries. If you register, we’ll send you a copy of the PowerPoint slides and a link to watch the webinar on demand on our YouTube Channel. All our webinars on demand also include high quality closed captions.

Need help registering or experiencing technical difficulties?

To get help registering for the webinar, email webinars@legalaid.qld.gov.au. If you’re not sure about whether you have the correct system requirements on your computer to join, you can run a quick test here before the day. If you experience any technical difficulties on the day, please check the GoToWebinar support page for solutions to common issues.

Subscribe to our webinars and community legal education updates

To subscribe - click on the subscribe button below and add your details to hear about our upcoming webinars and other community legal education news and updates. Our webinar program is tailored towards community, health and education workers (Check with your professional association whether you can earn CPD points by attending these webinars. Please note, attendance certificates are not issues to participants for these sessions).

 


For for more information about our upcoming webinars and community legal education news email the Community Legal Education team.

Keep up with us on social media

To keep up with our Community Legal Education projects, webinars, resources, events and activities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Linkedin. You can also check in with our Announcements page on our website which also provides our latest news and updates.

Previous editions of Head Note

Over many years Legal Aid Queensland’s newsletter Head Note has provided updates to the CLE sector about the work we’ve been doing.

Recently most of this work has been published through our social media channels and we believe these have superseded our newsletter, providing our news updates in a more timely manner and more effectively.

You can still read past editions of Head Note to learn about our community legal education projects, webinars, events, publications, resources and initiatives. You can also view previous CLE bulletins. Please note in January 2017, the CLE bulletin merged with Head Note.

Contact the Community Legal Education team for more information.

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