Community Law & Mediation has submitted its observations on the draft Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill to TDs, ahead of the Dail debate on Thursday 26th March:
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Community Law & Mediation today made a submission to the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality.
This training course will examine the law relating to homelessness in Ireland – what is the State’s obligations to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
This course will look at Social housing support, the application process and the scheme of allocations. It will explain tenancy rights, evictions, what constitutes an unlawful eviction, and how can this be challenged?
The main outcomes will be:
CLM has seen a consistent rise in the demand for free legal advice and representation in employment equality cases, including gender discrimination in the workplace.
The employment relationship is one characterised by an imbalance in power and resources and gender discrimination remains a reality for many people. Currently, the civil legal aid scheme does not cover cases taken to the Workplace Relations Commission, creating a serious barrier to people accessing justice in employment equality law.
This training will provide an overview of the law in the area and will provide information and practical tips on providing advocacy and representation to individuals who are experiencing gender discrimination in the workplace.
This one-day course will provide an overview of the Rent Supplement and the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Schemes.
This course aims to examine the following,
The proposals contained in the Housing and Planning and Development Bill will, if enacted, pose a serious threat to environmental democracy and citizens’ access to justice rights; and significantly restrict Irish environmental NGOs and lay litigants from challenging planning decisions in the courts.
Community Law & Mediation today published its Report on The Legal Implications and Lived Experiences of the Caravan Loan Scheme. The Report finds that only 13 local authorities currently offer the Caravan Loan Scheme and that the caravans provided often make unsafe year-round homes for high-occupancy Traveller households. We recommend that the Caravan Loan Scheme be expanded and revised to include increased financial support, better account taken of family size and measures to ensure a better standard of caravan can be purchased. Rental Scheme and Rent to Buy options should be provided.
Proposed Housing & Planning Development Bill threatens Environmental Democracy
The CEO of Community Law & Mediation (CLM), Rose Wall, today highlighted the importance of community law centres in providing access to justice for people living in disadvantaged communities.
This course gives a basic understanding of the Irish legal system and family law in relation to advocacy in Ireland. Learners will develop an awareness of the main features of family law and understand how legislation influences relationship while becoming familiar with the legal language, procedures and court documents relevant to the family law area. Learners will develop their advocacy skills and the ability to apply what they have learned to the workplace. This course will cover any new legislation regarding family law in Ireland.
Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to;
The students of Mercy College Coolock took part in a ‘mock court’ competition in UCD’s Sutherland School of Law this week, marking the conclusion of the Legal Eagles schools project, a 10-week education programme on the legal system, run by Community Law & Mediation.
Demand for free legal services in the area of employment law grew last year, according to Community Law & Mediation (CLM), highlighting the limitations of the State’s Civil Legal Aid Scheme in providing support for people who are experiencing difficulties in the workplace.
Housing, social welfare and family issues drove strong demand for Community Law & Mediation’s services in Limerick last year.
If you are a qualified Mediator, and are interested in helping others, this is an ideal opportunity for you to join a wonderful team of experienced and dedicated Mediators. CLM values their volunteers and provides opportunities for growth and development.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN DEVELOPING OTHERS? EVER THOUGHT ABOUT SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCE AND MENTORING OTHERS?