Date:  to
Event type:  Webinar
Region:  Queensland wide
Organiser:  WorkUP Queensland
Pricing:  free


Address:  Online
State:  Queensland
Postcode:  4506


Name:  Christine Payne
Phone Number:  0400999184

About the SPARKing Evidence Based Practice series:

This series aims to share emerging research and foster conversation to unpack what it means for practice.  Dr Karen Struthers is the series facilitator and you can find out more about it here:…

About  this topic


This topic is about the development, trial and evaluation of a demand management framework for the community legal sector and how we may apply the learnings in our own context.

The action research project we will explore was managed and resourced by the peak body, Community Legal Centres Queensland, with the action research component supported by Clarity Consortium. Nine centres participated in the project. Four trial centres participated as autonomous services that made their own decisions and changes, drawing on their participation in the action research and with practical support from the peak body. Five other centres participated as ‘buddy sites’ to contribute and learn from the project.

Research conducted identified the following key lessons, identified by the four trial centres:

  • Good data is powerful
  • Be clear about the problem and purpose
  • Bring people with you
  • Make time and be deliberate

This SPARKing Evidence Based Practice series will present an overview of the action research project and findings. Presenters will include Clarity Consortium, Community Legal Centres Queensland, and some of the participating centres.

The presenters are Rachel Healy and Gretchen Young, Clarity Consortium; Sam Cooper, Community Legal Centres Queensland and workers from First Nations Women’s Legal Service Queensland and HUB Community Projects.

Session 1 will present the project overview and key findings, session 2 will allow for a Q&A session with the presenters.

Event Details:

  1. Webinar to share the research:
    Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (AEST – Queensland Time)
    Location: Online
  2. Practice Conversation to unpack what it means for you:
    Date: Wednesday, 1 June 2022
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (AEST – Queensland Time)
    Location: Online

We encourage you to attend both to get the most from this program.