CLCNSW organises four network and professional development events for community legal centres annually. The Quarterly events, held over three days, are usually held in Sydney in March, May, September and November.  

Yarn Up, a forum specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers in community legal centres is held on the Monday of the Quarterly event. This one day professional development event enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers to safely and confidentially share their experiences and contribute to improving practice.

Concurrent network meetings and professional development sessions are held over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) covering a range of legal, legal related and organisation management issues. Sessions are designed for community legal centre staff and volunteers from across NSW to share experiences, gain updates and new knowledge from peers and external experts about law and policy changes and learn about innovative practice.

Click here to see the full list of networks and working groups that meet at the Quarterlies. 

Legal professionals may be able to claim CPD points for some of the networking and professional development sessions. More information about CPD points can be found on the Law Society website 

Legal training 

CLCNSW provides 2 free legal training days for members. This is an additional opportunity for centre staff and volunteers to gain CPD points. Recent previous training days have included: 

  • Family Law and Family Violence training day run in partnership with Womens Legal Service 
  • Aboriginal Family Law training day 

Management training 

CLCNSW usually provides 2 management training days for members to support coordinators  and directors with the complex role of managing a community legal centre. Recent previous management training days have included:

  • Person Centred Supervision
  • Financial Management 

RRR Roadshow 

Each year a regional, rural or remote community legal centres hosts other community centres from regional, rural or remote centres to visit and find out more about the challenges and achievements of providing services in their particular areas. 

College of Law Practice Management course for CLCs

Each year CLCNSW collaborates with the College of Law to customise a Practice Management Course specifically for community legal centre solicitors. The course combines content and presentations from both experienced CLC solicitors and other experts in running a legal practice. More information about the course and registration details are available on the College of Law website