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CLM Housing Law / Prevention of Homelessness training course

By nclcadmin Tuesday, 11th February 2020 | 0 comments
Filed under: Education, Courses 2020.
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’s one day training course on Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

By nclcadmin Tuesday, 11th February 2020 | 0 comments
Filed under: Education, Courses 2020.
 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.  

CLM's Submission on the Housing and Planning and Development Bill 2019

By Elizabeth Devine Monday, 27th January 2020 | 0 comments
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.

Report on The Legal Implications and Lived Experiences of the Caravan Loan Scheme published

By Elizabeth Devine Thursday, 23rd January 2020 | 0 comments
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.

Family Rights Advocacy Course – QQI Level 6 –Starting in Jan 2020

By nclcadmin Wednesday, 27th November 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: Education, Courses 2020.
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;

Coolock students ‘trial’ a career in law

By Elizabeth Devine Tuesday, 26th November 2019 | 0 comments
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.

CLM ARE SEEKING QUALIFIED MEDIATORS AND MENTORS TO JOIN THE TEAM ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS

By nclcadmin Wednesday, 16th October 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: News, Recruitment 2019.
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?

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