TEWLS has a strong commitment to community legal education (‘CLE’) – we believe that by empowering women with knowledge and information about the legal system, women and the community at large will be increasingly able to access the legal system.
CLE can increase people’s understanding and ability to engage with legal processes and the legal system. It can help explain and foster awareness of services and legal rights, as well as understanding of specific laws for certain groups in society. A key component of CLE is also learning to identify when and where to get legal help.
CLE can take a number of forms, from informal conversations at a clinic, to running a formal presentation for students, to producing informative guides and fact sheets.
TEWLS regularly partners with other services to deliver CLE, including other non-profit service providers, as well as Government Departments, to provide expert and informative workshops and/or sessions.
Training and Workshops
TEWLS provides CLE workshops to women across the Greater Darwin area at our clinic locations and at other locations across the Top End, as required.
TEWLS can provide workshops on topics such as:
- Domestic, family and sexual violence
- Domestic violence orders (DVOs)
- Personal violence restraining orders (PVROs)
- Victims of crime compensation
- Intimate image abuse
- Family Law
- Migration Law
- Housing and tenancy
- Consumer Law, including loans and rentals
- Superannuation and estates
- Complaints about Government
- Employment law, including sexual harassment
If your organisation or community is interested in receiving or partnering with TEWLS to deliver CLE, please Contact Us.