Criminal Lawyers - The Equality Network

Criminal Lawyers

LGBTIQ+ Inclusion in Criminal Law

Take this course to learn how to provide a safe space for your LGBTIQ+ clients in their fight for criminal justice; and become an ally to the LGBTIQ+ community.

Key Outcomes

  • You’ll feel more confident when dealing with LGBTIQ+ clients.
  • You’ll know how to make LGBTIQ+ people feel safe, empowered and valued.
  • You’ll understand common mistakes made in providing criminal law advice and services to LGBTIQ+ people – and how to avoid them
  • You’ll gain greater knowledge of the language, history and culture of the LGBTIQ+ community.
  • You’ll go away with tangible tips to help you be a respectful and LGBTIQ+ inclusive criminal law professional.

Prerequisite: No prerequisite for this course.

Who Should Take This Course?

➢ criminal lawyers
➢ criminal law solicitors
➢ criminal law magistrates
➢ criminal law mediators
➢ criminal law counsellors
➢ criminal law social workers
➢ criminal law paralegals
➢ criminal law secretaries

➢ criminal law reception staff
➢ criminal law admin staff
➢ criminal law accounting staff
➢ criminal law practice managers
➢ criminal law personal assistants
➢ criminal law court staff
➢ anyone in criminal law who wants to learn more about the LGBTIQ+ community

Become a LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Vendor

Let’s understand your desired learning objectives and we can tailor our course to meet them. Please book a Zoom meeting today!

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Training format

Face-to-Face

  • Take the course face-to-face
  • 4 x 150 min workshops
  • 10-12 hours in total
  • 2 half days, a week apart
  • minimum of 8 to conduct course
  • interactive, engaging
  • When completed, gain ongoing access to the course content online
  • Get access to additional scheduled online support (Q&A sessions)
  • Course fee: POA

Live via Zoom

  • Take the course live via zoom
  • 8 x 90 min workshops
  • 10-12 hours in total
  • timing negotiable
  • minimum of 6 to conduct course
  • interactive, engaging
  • When completed, gain ongoing access to the course content online
  • Get access to additional scheduled online support (Q&A sessions)
  • Course fee: POA

Course Description

☑ Take the course face-to-face, or live via Zoom
☑ Gain ongoing access to the course content
☑ Inclusion of actual LGBTIQ+ criminal law case studies
☑ Get access to scheduled online support (Q&A sessions)
☑ Take the course over a nominal 10 hours
☑ Complete the course and become a member of The Equality Network
☑ Stay up-to-date with additional resource materials

Are you using LGBTIQ+ inclusive language with your LGBTIQ+ clients, as well as in your workplace, events or meetings? What about on your website and in your social media posts, and the emails etc you send? Are they accessible and truly inclusive for everyone? 

LGBTIQ+ awareness is crucial if you want to build a safe, inclusive space for everyone in the criminal law cases you’re involved in. 

In this course, you’ll learn about some of the language, history and culture of the LGBTIQ+ community and the best ways to make LGBTIQ+ clients feel comfortable, safe and valued as they work with you. 

Here’s a more detailed breakdown of what you’ll learn:

  1. Why you’re here – benefits, objections and outcomes of being inclusive
  2. Quick test – what do you know? 
  3. Heteronormativity and criminal law
  4. The relationship between LGBTIQ+ people and criminal law
  5. Language 101 – key LGBTIQ+ terms
  6. The LGBTIQ+ acronym
  7. Pronouns – why they’re important; how to use them
  8. Terms to avoid using, and why
  9. LGBTIQ+  flags – symbolism 
  10. In the closet’ and ‘coming out’ 
  11. Where are the gay people in Victoria and what do they earn? 
  12. How’s your gaydar?
  13. LGBTIQ+  stereotypes and their effect   
  14. Those offensive little questions
  15. Milestones in various phases of LGBTIQ+  people’s lives
  16. Equality, equity and liberation – an explanation
  17. Legal rights of LGBTIQ+ people 
  18. Major events in the struggle for rights – US and Australia
  19. The LGBTIQ+ calendar
  20. Let’s talk straight (or not)
  21. How safe is it in various situations for LGBTIQ+ people? 
  22. Guided fantasy – walk in our shoes 
  23. Mental health statistics of LGBTIQ+ people – implications for criminal law professionals
  24. What are the pressure points for your LGBTIQ+ criminal law clients?
  25. Sensitivities and concerns that LGBTIQ+ people may have about criminal law
  26. That first phone call from an LGBTIQ+ person
  27. Dealing with the politics of LGBTIQ+  people facing criminal law issues
  28. Protecting the legal rights of LGBTIQ+ people in criminal law 
  29. What could go wrong at a non-inclusive  criminal law practice?
  30. Impacts of your criminal law practice not being LGBTIQ+ inclusive
  31. Institutional barriers in criminal law for LGBTIQ+ people
  32. LGBTIQ+ health check of your criminal law practice 
  33. Tangible tips to help you be an LGBTIQ+ inclusive criminal law practice
  34. Developing an LGBTIQ+ inclusion policy or charter

About the trainer

Bronte Price

The person who will train you is Bronte Price (he, him), a cis gay man, who is not only a qualified trainer but is also a registered marriage celebrant and is qualified to train other marriage celebrants. Bronte came out as a gay man at the age of 42, having been married to a woman and having had four sons. He lives with his husband, Clint, and their rescue kelpie, Bingo.

It’s Bronte’s lived experience as both a straight man and a gay man that informs this LGBTIQ+ inclusion course. He understands the pressures on people who know they are LGBTIQ+ but can’t come out for a range of reasons; he’s experienced the stigma of being labelled ‘homosexual’ when to be so was a criminal offence; as a gay man, he’s faced harassment and discrimination from family members and in the workplace; and he continues to work with LGBTIQ+ people who struggle with not being able to be their authentic selves.

He’s on a mission to provide people who work in criminal law with greater understanding of LGBTIQ+ people and their community. As a former senior public servant, Bronte understands how to treat people with respect. He knows how to create safe spaces for LGBTIQ+ people seeking criminal law advice and for those who undertake his LGBTIQ+ Inclusion Training.

If you’re wanting to do the right thing in working with LGBTIQ+ people in criminal law but aren’t sure of what the right thing is, or you’re worried about saying, doing or assuming the wrong thing, then this course is for you.

Want to find out more? Please book an appointment and we can discuss how to get started.