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November 2014
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  Social security advice for vulnerable clients

Clients with tribunal matters can now get free advice well before their review.

Photo: Working in close partnership at the Tribunal are l-r: Legal Aid NSW lawyer Rachelle Johnston, Deputy Principal Member NSW/ACT (SSAT) Suellen Bullock, District Registrar NSW/ACT (SSAT) Catherine Cudmore and Legal Aid NSW lawyer Jackie Finlay. Read more

Opportunities are there so long as there is funding
Joined up legal assistance services are important but more resources are urgently needed says CEO of Legal Aid NSW. Read more
Practical help with reducing fines
Although prison sentences are a thing of the past, thousands still need help clearing their fines. Read more
New information sharing provisions for domestic violence
A new protocol explains when and how service providers may share information. Read more
Panel lawyer news
Care reforms have implications for panel lawyers
Members of the Care and Protection Panel for adults who are not members of the Family Law Panel may wish to apply. Read more
Independent Children's Lawyer Panel reopens for applications
Information sessions in Parramatta, Sydney and Newcastle explain what’s involved. Read more
Revised practice standards for Independent Children's Lawyers
There are important changes to responsibilities to clients and to Legal Aid NSW. Read more
Mental Health Advocacy Panel reopens for applications
Applications must be submitted by 17 December 2014. Read more
Revised practice standards for mental health advocacy
There are important changes to responsibilities to clients and file management requirements. Read more
Spot check audit - key issues so far
The first round of audited applications shows there are gaps in means verification. Read more
Online panel service agreements
Panel lawyers can activate their panel service agreement online. Read more
Seminars on policies and procedures
Free seminars for private lawyers will be held in Sydney and Gosford in November. Read more
Grants online tip: Find all your active files
There is a simple way to find all of the active grant files assigned to your firm. Read more
Community legal education and resources
Manage your own divorce
New fact sheets guide people through the divorce process. Read more
Crashed your car?
Information on claims for damage to your car, in and out of court. Read more
Child support workshops for community workers
Workshops for community workers will be held on the mid north coast. Read more
Courses and conferences
Social science training sessions for Independent Children's Lawyers
Learning from the experts - interactive training on mental health diagnoses. Read more
Domestic violence and temporary visas forum
A panel of immigration law and domestic violence experts will lead the forum. Read more
Aboriginal family law conference
This Statewide conference will take place in Sydney on Thursday and Friday, 27-28 November 2014. Read more
LawAccess visit on 10 December
Visit LawAccess NSW - the triage service for members of the community seeking legal help. Read more

Most Legal Aid NSW training courses are open to private lawyers, Community Legal Centre and Aboriginal Legal Service staff plus other partner agencies free of charge.

Details of all Legal Aid conferences and training courses are listed on the Learning Management System

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