Upcoming workshops

    THU 12 OCTOBER 2017

    Working together with the police in the family violence system 

    Together with a senior member of Victoria Police we will explore practical and effective ways to seek police assistance for clients experiencing family violence as well as new ways to advocate for your client’s safety. In this interactive workshop you will learn:

    • About the Police Code of Practice for the investigation of family violence

    • About police responses to contraventions of Intervention Orders

    • To use the Code to increase your client’s safety

    • To advocate for police response to contraventions of Intervention Orders

    Register interest at Eventbrite.

    FRI 8 DECEMBER 2017

    Strategies to engage and respond to perpetrators & survivors of FV

    How does our court system support survivors of family violence and hold perpetrators of family violence accountable?

    This interactive workshop will:

    • Provide practical tips on how to work with perpetrators of family violence to avoid collusion and to ensure accountability.

    • Focus on supporting survivors of family violence during the court process.

    Register interest at Eventbrite.

    Keep a lookout for more upcoming workshops in 2018 - if you would like to be put on our mailing list to receive further updates, please email admin@womenslegal.org.au 

    Customised training solutions

    WLSV’s legal education team can design and deliver specialised training programs based on your organisation’s specific objectives and requirements. We currently offer training and professional development in the following areas: Family Law, Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic), Family Dispute Resolution with Legal Assistance, Trauma and Vicarious Trauma, Victims of Crime Assistance, Case Notes training for family violence workers.  However, if you are interested in training outside these areas, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.

    To discuss your organisation’s training needs contact our legal education team on 03 8622 0600.

    Client list

    In the past 4 years, over 6,000 people have attended WLSV’s education, training and professional development sessions. Some of our clients include:

    • Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service
    • Berry Street
    • Centre of Excellence in Child & Family Welfare
    • Community West
    • Deakin University
    • Department of Human Services
    • Department of Justice
    • Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria 
    • Eastern Domestic Violence Outreach Service
    • Federation of Community Legal Centres
    • InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence (formally Immigrant Women’s Domestic Violence Service)
    • Islamic Women’s Welfare Council of Victoria
    • The Jewish Women’s Taskforce Against Family Violence
    • La Trobe University
    • Law Institute of Victoria
    • Men’s Referral Service
    • MOSAIC Mothers’ Advocates in the Community (La Trobe University)
    • MOVE Improving Maternal and Child Health Nurse Care for Vulnerable Mothers
    • North Yarra Community Health
    • Public Interest Law Clearing House
    • Relationships Australia Victoria
    • RMIT University
    • South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault
    • The University of Melbourne
    • Victoria University
    • WIRE – Women’s Information Referral Exchange
    • Women’s Health Goulburn North East
    • Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria 
    • Women’s Health West

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    What's News

    Family Lawyer position

    13 October 2017

    We're recruiting!

    If you're an experienced family lawyer who is passionate about eliminating family violence, come and work for us!

    To find out more about the position and how to apply click here.

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    3 October 2017

    On November 23  2017 WLSV and the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation are hosting the inaugural Women's Legal Breakfast. Book tickets here.

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    8 September 2017

    Click here to view our 2017 professional training calendar. Booking online.