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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. 

Upcoming Webinars 


Member Disputes and Conflict on the Committee: Navigating the Legal Processes Webinar

Tuesday 20 August - 12.45-2pm

Conflicts and disputes are stressful events, and the success of your not-for-profit organisation can depend on how effectively you manage them. In this session you will learn what the law requires you to do when a conflict or complaint arises between members or committee members of your not-for-profit.

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Let's Get Started: Setting Up & Running a Not-for-profit Organisation Webinar

Tuesday 27 August - 12.45-2pm

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.

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

Tuesday 3 September - 12.45-2pm

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.

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Subcontracting and the Law - It's All in the Foundations Webinar

Tuesday 10 September - 12.45-2pm

Are you thinking about sub-contracting some of your work? Or maybe you are running an organisation which is considering becoming a sub-contractor for another organisation? Perhaps you want to formalise an existing arrangement? This 75-minute webinar is for you.  

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Privacy Laws for Not-for-profits Webinar

Tuesday 17 September- 12.45-2pm

Do you work or volunteer in a not-for-profit organisation? Do you collect personal information? If so, this session is for you.This webinar is must for anyone involved in a not-for-profit organisation that wants to know more about privacy law and best practice for managing the personal information of clients, members, volunteers and others.

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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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Mastering Meetings Webinar

Are you responsible for planning, running or taking part in committee meetings, board meetings or Annual General Meetings? We can help! This webinar will walk you through the why, what, when and how of meetings and your organisation’s various legal obligations at each stage. Access the webinar here.

We’re All in This Together – Employees, Volunteers and the Law Webinar

Not-for-profit organisations thrive on the combined skills of their teams. But when it comes to the law there’s a number of key legal differences between employees, volunteers and interns. This webinar will cover the legal differences and what matters in the eyes of the law. 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.

Screening Checks for Not-for profits – the What, When, How and Why! Webinar

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.

Protecting your volunteers and organisation from unlawful workplace behaviours

The global #metoo movement has reignited important conversations about sexual harassment and unacceptable behaviours in the workplace. It has also revealed the prevalence of this behaviour in a range of organisations, including not-for-profits, across Australia and the world. It’s a timely reminder for your organisation to review its policies, procedures and practices and make sure it’s doing all it can to protect its volunteers, and those they interact with, from unlawful workplace behaviours. Access the webinar here.

Starting a Social Enterprise Webinar

Are you thinking of setting up a social enterprise? Do you fully understand what’s legally involved? This webinar will step you through an overview of social enterprises, how they operate and how to choose the best legal structure for you. Access the webinar here.

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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