Community Legal Education

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Centre staff are available to address community groups and professional associations in relation to particular areas of law or the Centre's services generally.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE GOVERNANCE TRAINING

Caxton Legal Centre Inc. has been advising representatives from incorporated associations for over 37 years. Our own experience in the non-profit sector gives us a unique understanding of what is involved in effectively running an incorporated association.

Being on a management committee of a vibrant non-profit incorporated association is an incredibly rewarding experience. It can also be a very challenging experience, especially if the organisation finds itself caught up in conflict between its members or is sued in the courts.

One of the best ways to minimise problems is to ensure that your organisation practises good governance.

Each Wednesday night from the 20th of November through to the 11 of December, Caxton will be offering free training to management committee members who want to expand their understanding about what is required of management committee members.

We will be discussing the relevant provisions of the Associations' Incorporation Act and Regulations, governance principles, and risk management.

This training will be suitable for newly elected members of management committees and longer standing committee members who may feel that they have never really understood their roles very clearly.

The training will be given by one of our solicitors and will be held in the meeting room at Caxton Legal Centre Inc, which is located at 1 Manning Street in South Brisbane. (Off street parking is available in our local area and we are near to public transport.)

The training will be held from 6.30-8.30p.m. This training is being offered as a community service and is targeted at poorly funded and unfunded associations. This training will suit representatives from organisations providing community support services.

This training is being provided for free. Each session will be limited to 15 participants.

If you are interested in attending our training, please telephone Caxton Legal Centre Inc. during the day to make an appointment to book into one of these sessions or email us at reception@caxton.org.au. If members of your management committee would like to organise offsite training during the day in the Brisbane area, please feel free to contact us about any such requests.

Face to face presentations

Areas of law that can be covered by our community legal education staff are:

  1. Fencing laws
  2. Forward planning and advance health directives
  3. Laws relating to community organisations
  4. Police powers and public demonstrations, particularly for young people

The Centre also has opportunities for University of Queensland law students to be involved in community legal education work through participation in the Manning Street Project. Enquiries should be directed to the UQ Pro Bono Centre.

For community legal education needs outside of these areas please communicate with staff. To arrange a presentation please contact the Centre.