Registrations open: Legal Training for Community Legal Centres

Do you have clients with debt, consumer credit and insurance issues? Consumer Action is running sessions for community lawyers in 2019 and we'd love for you to join us.

(Sessions will be streamed online. However, we do have limited places available for those who would prefer to attend in person.)

Consumer Law

Date: Tuesday, 22 January
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Learn how you might be able to use the protections of the Australian Consumer Law to help your clients with dodgy cars, faulty goods, problems with debt collectors, pushy door-to-door salesmen and exploitative businesses. The session will use client stories to examine the legal principles surrounding misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct and remedies available to consumers. The session will also look at clients' rights under the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 (Vic), including prohibited debt collection practices and the powers of VCAT to hear and determine consumer and trader disputes.

This session will be delivered by Amanda Storey, our Director of Legal Practice, and Ursula Noye, our Special Counsel.

Credit Law

Date: Thursday, 31 January
Time: 3 to 5 p.m.
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Learn how you might be able to use the protections under Australian credit law to help your clients who are struggling with bank and payday loans, credit card debt, leases, rent-to-buy and other similar credit products.

This session will be delivered by David Niven, a Senior Solicitor from our legal practice.

Debt Enforcement

Date: Tuesday, 29 January
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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Learn about the process of debt enforcement and the various options available to creditors to enforce a judgment debt. Find out how you can intervene in the process to protect people struggling with debts. Learn about how the different enforcement options interact and what this means for determining if your client is "judgment proof".

This session will be delivered by Catherine Miller, our Legal Advice Service Manager, and David Maunsell, our Managing Lawyer.

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