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Case Notes, Family Violence and the Law (Melbourne CBD)

Case Notes, Family Violence and the Law (Melbourne CBD)

With the rapidly-changing family violence sector and new legislation, it’s never been a better time to learn about case notes or to have a refresher. In this full-day training, you will learn best practices for the structure, style and language of case notes, and develop your knowledge about how to respond to subpoenas, appearing as a witness in court, privacy and legal issues.

This training is delivered in partnership with Women’s Legal Service Victoria. Women’s Legal Service Victoria provides legal advice and representation to women experiencing disadvantage, advocates for law and policy that respects and promotes the rights of women. WLSV is the state-wide provider of family violence legal education, training and professional development.

What will I learn?

  • The purpose of case notes
  • What information is recorded
  • Guidelines for the structure and style of case notes specific to family violence work
  • Documenting risk
  • Privacy, confidentiality and legal issues
  • Subpoenas and how to respond to them
  • How to appear as a witness in court

Who is this training for?

Family violence specialist practitioners and leaders.

What past participants say:

“Comprehensive, easy to understand and gave me greater confidence in my role when writing case notes.”

“Very informative… would recommend this to all caseworkers and people writing case notes.”


Tuesday, 17 March 2020 - 9:30am to 4:30pm


Melbourne CBD




$155 SHS funded workers; $380 Non SHS funded workers