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August 2014
 
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  Encouraging timely legal problem-spotting
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Law Check-Up will help community workers 'diagnose’ clients' legal needs so they can get help earlier.

Photo: Law Check-Up – community workers will be able to identify legal issues with their clients and make a referral for legal help. Read more

 
Dispute resolution in Family Courts
A court-based mediation scheme is helping people to settle their matter and stay out of court. Read more
 
National review of legal services
A review commends current achievements while acknowledging that more funding is needed to address unmet legal needs. Read more
 
Good practice model for representing children
A research partnership has been formed to find out what children expect from their lawyers. Read more
 
Understanding discrimination law
Regional workshops highlight a high prevalence of unlawful discrimination being suffered by people in their everyday lives. Read more
 
Studying children and family law systems
A senior Legal Aid NSW director will observe how other countries deal with child legal representation. Read more
 
Panel lawyer news
New means test with raised thresholds
A new Legal Aid NSW means test came into effect on 4 August 2014 – the first increase since 2007. Read more
 
New audit strategy for panel lawyers
A new strategy explains the areas that may be audited. Read more
 
Grants Online improved
The Grants Online website has improvements that make it easier to use. Read more
 
Grants Online tip: Corresponding with Grants about your client’s file
The best way to correspond with Grants is to use the Submit Correspondence function in Grants Online. Read more
 
Domestic violence policies
Finding information about Legal Aid NSW domestic violence policies is now quick and convenient. Read more
 
Community legal education and resources
Let's Talk: Australian Law and You
An exciting new legal education package for refugees and recent arrivals is finding its way into settlement services, English colleges and TAFEs. Read more
 
Victims of crime get 21st century support
A new mobile app will help victims of crime and their families navigate the justice system. Read more
 
Mortgage hardship and family breakdown
Clients are encouraged to act early with the aid of a new resource. Read more
 
Hot Topics: Domestic violence
The latest booklet in this popular library series is dedicated to domestic violence. Read more
 
Courses and conferences
Civil law conference 21 and 22 August 2014
The Hon Brad Hazzard MP, NSW Attorney General and Minister for Justice will open the civil law conference. Read more
 
Care and protection conference – 22 August 2014
Get some practical training and improve your understanding of impending changes to child protection laws. Read more
 
Tough Talk - Thursday 14th August
This one-day interactive training program is for managers and supervisors. Read more
 
Assertive Communication - Thursday 21st August
This one-day course provides tips and techniques for gaining confidence in the workplace. Read more
 
LawAccess visit on Wednesday 13 August
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.

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