Better Information Workshops

Our Better Information Workshops give you the skills you need to produce the best community legal information.

Better information workshop

Each year Victoria Law Foundation delivers a series of free workshops for legal professionals, community workers, and publishing and communications professionals who want to produce better legal information in print and digital formats. Previously known as the Legal Sector Publishing Forums, our Better Information Workshops are free, and draw on experts from relevant fields such as user experience and testing, design, writing, editing, printing and digital production.

Please note: Due to the popularity of these workshops priority will be given to people involved in the production of community legal information and foundation grant recipients.

Recent workshops

Podcasting: the basics

Mark Tyndall | 5 December 2018

Read: Presentation slides (PDF)

Resources from Better Information Workshops

Community legal information

Plain language and community legal information

Joh Kirby | 21 June 2018

Read: Presentation slides + handout pack (PDF) | Watch: Video presentation

Plain language and common problems with community legal information

Joh Kirby | 7 June 2017

Read: Presentation slides (PDF) | Watch: Video presentation

How to evaluate your community legal education (CLE)

Bridget McAloon & Allyson Hose | 22 September 2016

Read: Presentation slides (PDF)

Effective online legal information

Joh Kirby | 10 December 2015

Read: Presentation slides (PDF)

Communication

Podcasting: the basics

Mark Tyndall | 5 December 2018

Read: Presentation slides (PDF)

Images and storytelling

Peter Davies | 5 September 2018

Read: Presentation slides (PDF) | Watch: Video presentation

Get the most out of your smartphone

Tom McKendrick | 7 March 2018

Read: Presentation slides (PDF) | Watch: Video presentation

Design thinking and the legal sector

Kate Goodwin | 6 December 2017

Read: Presentation slides (PDF) | Watch: Video presentation

Translating legalese

Eva Hussain | 6 September 2017

Read: Presentation slides (PDF) | Watch: Video presentation

How to design legal information for people with reading difficulties

Cathy Basterfield | 8 December 2016

Read: Presentation slides (PDF)

Usability testing 101

Gerry Gaffney | 23 June 2016

Read: Presentation slides (PDF)

The A-Z of good user experience

Mark Jones | 24 March 2016

Read: Presentation slides (Powslides_-_podcasting_the_basics_4.12.2018.pdferPoint)

Media & social media

Traditional media versus new media: Connecting to your audience

Mick Paskos & Stephanie Philbrick | 15 March 2017

Read: Presentation slides - Connecting to your audience (PDF) | Read: Presentation slides - Using new & emerging media to reach your audiences (PDF)

This page was last updated on December 09, 2018