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Law for Community Workers

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Community workers can play a key role in assisting their clients to access legal help.

Law for Community Workers aims to help community workers to:

  • identify legal problems 
  • assist clients to understand the legal system and legal procedures
  • understand the range of legal assistance services available in South Australia and
  • make timely appropriate referrals for legal assistance and advice. 

The program focusses on key areas of law that are relevant for community workers and their clients. Our current schedule is below.

When are the sessions held?

Sessions are usually scheduled from 12.30-1.30pm on Thursdays.

Where are the sessions held?

You can attend in person OR via our user-friendly webcast system.  When you register you receive the details for your chosen type of attendance.

How do I register?

You can register on our booking page (on Eventbrite) here or by using the green button below.

Who presents the sessions?

The sessions are all presented by lawyers from the Legal Services Commission who are experienced in their field.

Do you provide resources?

We provide you with a fact sheet summarising every topic.


Current Law for Community Workers schedule

We have concluded our program for 2017 and we are currently preparing the program for 2018.

Sessions available from  July - December 2017 were:

3 August:                   Helping Clients with Legal Problems

17 August:                 Family Law for Community Workers

31 August:                 The Child Support System for Community Workers

7 September:            Family Violence Law for Community Workers

21 September:          Credit and Debt for Community Workers

19 October:                Centrelink Issues for Community Workers

26 October:                Tenancy Law for Community Workers


Register here

To attend a session, you can register by simply clicking on the green button below.  Note: As you can attend either in person or via webcast, please check that when you select a session,  you have selected the option that suits you, before finalising your booking.   

Register now on Eventbrite


Further Information

For information about the Law for Community Workers  program contact the LCW Coordinator, Paula Meegan  or  ph. 8111 5749.