The following training sessions are currently being run by the Seniors Rights Legal Clinic:
SRLC 2012 Induction Training
Each year the Clinic holds a series of induction training sessions for new and existing SRLC lawyers. The training will be spread out over the course of the year, with one lunchtime session each month. The training is free and available to community lawyers. It will cover areas of substantive law and also provide information on other non-legal issues which lawyers may engage with to assist clients.
Day Nine - Family Violence and Older People: A Case Study
When: Thursday 1 November 2012, 1pm-2pm
Where: Holding Redlich, Level 8/555 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Would you be able to identify and recognise family violence against your older client if they've come to see you about an unrelated legal matter, like a Power of Attorney?
Would you know how to respond if your older client explains to you that they are being abused by a family member, but that they don't want to lose their relationship with them?
If your client was being physically assaulted by someone in a relationship of trust, what would your first step be?
If you suspected that your older client was being abused but they didn't say anything to you, how would you raise it?
The SRLC's final training session for 2012 will work through a case study that deals with the complex and often hidden issue of family violence against older people.
Zione Walker-Nthenda, lawyer and legal educator for the Women's Legal Service, and Philippa Campbell, advocate for Seniors Rights Victoria lead a discussion and training session on this very important casework issue for all lawyers working with older people.
NB Lunch will be provided at this session. If you register and are subsequently no longer able to attend, please let us know.
If you have any questions, please contact Jiselle Hanna (SRLC Clinic Coordinator).
CPD Points for Lawyers
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you can claim 1 unit for each hour of attendance, not including breaks.