Family Violence and the Law for Future Lawyers

On the 3rd of December 2018 and the 17th January 2019, the VFLPN collaborated with the Women’s Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) to offer students a full-day interactive workshop focusing on the law as it relates to family violence. The workshop aimed to provide students with strategies and skills to effectively identify family violence, assess risk, skilfully ask the right questions and respond to client’s needs. There were 22 participants in attendance at the Cathedral Room of the CatholicCare building in East Melbourne, comprised of both internal (VFLPN volunteers) and external students (recruited by way of advertising to law schools). The day’s learning outcomes were as follows: Respond to


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