Community Legal Centres NSW coordinates training days to assist staff of our member centres to access professional development, in addition to the quarterly network meetings. This usually includes two Management Training Days and two Legal Training Days annually, scheduled following our Quarterly network events. Community Legal Centres NSW also provides induction training and resources for new workers and volunteers.
We also work in collaboration with the College of Law in Sydney which offers an annual Practice Management Course specifically for community lawyers.
We assist rural, regional and remote centres to hold an annual roadshow.
Information about training events are sent to members in the month prior to the training, usually via our member newsletter Off the Record.
Community Legal Centres NSW indicates whether a session may be appropriate to attract Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points but takes no responsibility if the content does not meet CPD requirements. Sessions are not accredited by the NSW Law Society. Community legal centre solicitors should make their own assessment of whether the session meets their CPD requirements, and maintain their own records for meeting CPD requirements. Further information about CPD requirements are available on the Law Society NSW website.
Management Training Days cover content relevant to centre Managers/Coordinators. Previous training days have included topics such as Leadership, Person Centred Supervision, Financial Management and Positive Leadership. Course content is responsive to member need. Community Legal Centres NSW welcome suggestions from our members.Management Training Day
For further information contact our Capacity Building Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal Training Day
Community Legal Centres NSW aims to provide two legal training days annually for legal staff of our member centres*. Legal training days are designed to assist legal staff access refresher training on specialist areas of law and/or access free legal training that may be eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). In recent years we have worked closely with the Women’s Legal Service who has provided Family Law and Family Violence training, and our Aboriginal Legal Access Coordinator has run Aboriginal Family Law training days. Legal training days run in February prior to the end of the CPD year (March 31st), and cover topics such a Professional Skills, Practice Management, Legal Ethics and Substantive Law.
We always welcome suggestions for topics and for recommendations for speakers legal training days.
For further information contact our Capacity Building Coordinator: email@example.com.
New Worker Induction
Community Legal Centres NSW provides induction sessions and information for new workers to orientate them to the sector. Community legal centres are part of a sector wide movement working for access to justice in a community context. Visit the orientation page to find out more information for new workers to the sector.
Rural, Regional and Remote (RRR) Roadshow
Each year a regional, rural or remote (RRR) community legal centre hosts staff from other regional, rural or remote centres to visit and find out more about the challenges and achievements of providing services in their particular areas. Previous RRR Roadshows have been held in Newcastle, Lismore, Broken Hill, Wollongong and Nowra, Port Macquarie and Katoomba. Specialist centres are encouraged to attend to share information about their services in rural, regional and remote areas.
For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Law Practice Management Course for community lawyers
The College of Law offers an annual Practice Management Course customised specifically for community lawyers. Community Centres NSW collaborates with the College of Law to ensure relevant community legal perspective is included. Many of the presenters are sourced from the community legal sector in NSW and include content relevant to community lawyers.
The three-day course is run at the College of Law in Sydney. A discounted fee for Community Legal Centres NSW members is available.
For further information go the College of Law website.
Below is an overview of past trainings that we have organised and offered. If you work at a community legal centre and would like access to any of these recordings, please contact email@example.com.