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We run training on a range of common legal issues faced by community organisations and individuals within them.

Our training is aimed at small to medium not-for-profit organisations. It is presented by our lawyers and guest presenters. See below for upcoming webinars. Keep scrolling to access recordings and resources from our past webinars, and read what past participants have had to say. 


Top Legal Tips for Not-for-profit Organisations

Tuesday 12 May - 12.45-2.00pm

Arm yourself with the best legal tips for running a community organisation. Join us for a webinar and we’ll unpack some key legal areas for not-for-profits. We’ll breakdown our most popular legal resources and training sessions into a bite-sized, easy to follow overview of essential things to keep in mind when running your group.

You’ll come away from this webinar with practical tips on organisational rules and purposes, board members' legal duties, managing health and safety, privacy obligations and financial reporting requirements. Plus, we’ll provide plenty of further resources to help support you and your community organisation along the way. More information and booking. 

Employee or independent contractor? When to employ and when to contract 
Tuesday 26 May – 12.45pm – 2.00pm
It can be difficult for organisations to decide if someone is, or should be engaged as, an employee or independent contractor. In this webinar, we’ll get to the bottom of this distinction. We’ll talk about what makes a worker an employee or independent contractor, give you tips about how to choose the right type of worker for roles in your organisation.
We'll explain the legal, financial and reputational consequences of getting this right. If you are looking to unpack this topical and important area of employment law, this webinar is a must watch for you. More information and booking. 

Webinars on demand

If you've missed one of our recent webinars, you can get it here! 

To purchase a copy of the below recordings, use the links for each webinar. Once you have registered, and we have confirmed payment, we will send you a link to the webinar and a copy of the slides.

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COVID-19: Employment issues for not-for-profits 

We've created this FREE webinar to support community organisations that are affected by COVID-19. We'll cover three key employment issues impacting not-for-profit organisations - leave entitlements for permanent employees, managing casual employees and ensuring the safety of volunteers.

We'll also provide you with other resources to help support you and your community organisation. Access the FREE webinar recording here.

Screening Checks Webinar

Thorough and systematic screening for employees and volunteers is a crucial part of not only compliance with the law and good governance, but running a successful and safe organisation – protecting all those involved with your service: staff, volunteers, clients and members of the public.

Are you involved in recruitment and management of staff and volunteers in your community organisation? Do you want to make sure you are implementing an effective and legally compliant screening program? Do you want to be up to date with the laws and processes around Working with Children Checks and Police Checks? If so, this webinar is for you. Access the webinar here.

Get #social not #sued – Social Media and the Law Webinar

Social media can help not-for-profit organisations expand their reach and grow awareness for their cause, but it also has the potential to cause damage to the organisation, its clients, employees or volunteers.

Sign up today for this webinar and we’ll step you through the key legal risks when not-for-profit organisations publish content on social media, including: privacy, confidentiality, intellectual property and defamation. Access the webinar here.

Data Governance Webinar

Data, we all have it, we all use it, but how do we govern it?

Strong data governance presents real opportunities for community organisations. Responsible collection, storage, management and use of data can enable organisations to innovate, improve processes and gain a competitive edge. It is also an internal ‘insurance policy’ to protect an organisation and its key stakeholders.

In this 75 minute webinar, Justice Connect will be joined by a key member of Clyde & Co’s leading cyber and data privacy team  to discuss all things data governance, in particular how your organisation can make sure it has strong data governance practices in place. Access the webinar here.

Let's Get Started Webinar

Congratulations, you’re starting a community organisation! Join our “Getting Started” webinar and get off to the best possible start.

In this webinar, our friendly lawyers (who speak like you, not like lawyers!) will share their handy tips and give you loads of important legal info to give your group a solid foundation to build on. Access the webinar here.

Board Inductions for Not-for-profits Webinar

Our popular Board Induction webinar is ideal for new board members or those looking for a refresher on their roles and responsibilities. Our expert lawyers will talk you through the top legal issues faced by boards and help you understand the basic elements of good governance. Access the webinar here. 

Financial Reporting for Not-for-profits Webinar

The end of the year is fast approaching so now is the perfect time to make sure you understand your organisation’s obligations around keeping records and reporting on financial performance. In this 75-minute webinar you'll gain an overview of your obligations and useful tools and tips to help you manage your organisation’s financial reporting requirements. Access the webinar here.

The webinars listed above qualify for CPD points through Volunteering Victoria’s CPD Program for Professional Leaders of Volunteers (available to members). Contact Volunteering Victoria to find out more.

Here's what past participants have to say about our webinars

“This was the first webinar I have participated in and I couldn't believe how easy and useful it was. A lot of the time I can’t attend training due to location, time and the fact we are a small not-for-profit. I found this really easy and was quite impressed. I will be opting for more webinars in the future as it saves time by not having to travel and I can do it without leaving my office."

“I thought the range of content covered was really good and the questions that were asked were answered really well.”

“Very practical guidance and lots of access to resources and links etc to help in the future!”

“Webinars make it a lot more convenient and I would definitely recommend others to attend your webinars.”

“Really clear, concise and accessible information. Thank you!”


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