Enlightening, Empowering & Encouraging Experts – Sparking Change

Enlightening, Empowering, & Encouraging Experts – Sparking Change

Specialising in education (bespoke online modules, expert court reports, invited talks, face-to-face workshops) and research.

Legal Light Bulbs services provide the following benefits:

An important feature of our research is in its application to real life issues such as law reform, as well as its relationship to our online training modules and face-to-face learning. Our products are geared to the clients’ needs and can be scholarly, empathetic, and/or consciousness-raising.

Intellectual: Fresh understanding of social injustices and the indelible marks they can leave on one’s mind.

Functional: The ability to create and deliver meaningful strategies, policies, interventions, cultures, educational programs, support and professional services.

Emotional: Confidence to effect positive change and make a difference (no matter how small).

Training/Education

Legal Light Bulbs offers services covering topics such as Violence and The Law (Domestic Violence; Sexual Assault; Discrimination; Sexual Harassment; and Bullying); Unconscious Biases; and Obstacles to Justice (such as Women in Prison, Unique Issues for Indigenous Women, and specific Hurdles for Migrant Women).

Training can be delivered via bespoke Online Modules, Face-to-face Workshops, or Keynote Speeches (face-to-face or online), depending on the audience’s specific requirements.

Due to the relevance of our topic areas and the breadth of our ‘pitch’, clients come from all fields of society including Government, Private Sector (Corporates, Law Firms), Universities, and Not-for-Profits (Community Agencies, Charities etc.) View our Clients >

Online modules, educational presentations, and keynote speeches (face-to-face or online) are tailored for your organisation’s specific needs and can focus on specific aspects of many topics, for example, within the general topic of unconscious biases training – gender biases; racial biases; age biases; stereotypes; prejudices; discrimination, and many more.

Similarly, programs are available which explore a broad range of issues concerning family violence, sexual violence, women and the law, violence in the workplace, and access to justice.

See over 100 presentations, workshops, conferences, and panels that Professor Easteal and Legal Light Bulbs have given: Invited Talks

Training/Education

Legal Light Bulbs offers services covering topics such as Violence and The Law (Domestic Violence; Sexual Assault; Discrimination; Sexual Harassment; and Bullying); Unconscious Biases; and Obstacles to Justice (such as Women in Prison, Unique Issues for Indigenous Women, and specific Hurdles for Migrant Women).

Training can be delivered via bespoke Online Modules, Face-to-face Workshops, or Keynote Speeches (face-to-face or online), depending on the audience’s specific requirements.

Due to the relevance of our topic areas and the breadth of our ‘pitch’, clients come from all fields of society including Government, Private Sector (Corporates, Law Firms), Universities, and Not-for-Profits (Community Agencies, Charities etc.)

Online modules, educational presentations, and keynote speeches (face-to-face or online) are tailored for your organisation’s specific needs and can focus on specific aspects of many topics, for example, within the general topic of unconscious biases training – gender biases; racial biases; age biases; stereotypes; prejudices; discrimination, see sample modules on unconscious biases.

Similarly, programs are available which explore a broad range of issues concerning family violence, sexual violence, women and the law, violence in the workplace, and access to justice.

See over 100 presentations, workshops, conferences, and panels that Professor Easteal and Legal Light Bulbs have given: Invited Talks

Expert Court Reports

Professor Easteal has provided expert reports and/or expert testimony for many legal agencies including the Courts, Legal Aid, Prosecutors, and Private Law Firms. See Expert Reports >

When commissioned to write an Expert Court Report, Legal Light Bulbs for example may:

  1. Identify the manifestations, dynamics, and effects of domestic violence, and then analyse documents pertaining to an individual’s history in order to illustrate the experiences of coercive control that were part of her (or his) history, and what the effects might have been for her (or him).
  2. Write about battered women who kill. This process includes all of the aforementioned material, plus explains why the danger might appear immediate, and why the woman felt killing of the violent partner was reasonable self-preservation.
  3. Explain the victim’s reality of sexual assault, and the myths about sexual assault in general. We explain the reasons why the survivor may choose not to physically resist, and why she (or he) may also not immediately report the offence to authorities. Legal Light Bulbs explores the myths continuing to permeate our community and Criminal Justice System and may also shine a light on IPSV (Intimate Partner Sexual Violence).

Research

Legal Light Bulbs’ research is multidisciplinary and spans across Law, Socio-legal Studies, Criminology, and Women’s Studies. We employ a range of empirical methodologies from these disciplines, including cross-case comparison, in-depth interviews, and surveys.

Our research investigates the context of the law, and how social structures, language, and values affect its substance and practice. We are especially experienced in the areas of criminal law, family law, discrimination law, employment law, and immigration law.

Our publication record is formidable. Its quality, quantity, and overall impact has achieved international reach and influence. Legal Light Bulbs’ research sets itself apart by its ability to be applied to real life issues such as law reform, and it also interconnects with our educational and teaching programs. We are specifically skilled at conducting research for government and community agencies. See our Publications, as well as samples of our Grants and Consultancies.

Put simply, Legal Light Bulbs focuses on publishing scholarly works that are easily read by a general audience, and which raise the collective consciousness of our various government and community organisations. By helping to illuminate injustices within society, our team empowers our clientele to establish change in their own systems of governance.

Whether we’re working with Government, Community Agencies, Law Firms, Non-profits, Tertiary Institutions, or Corporates, Legal Light Bulbs’ goal is to unlock understanding and awareness to create social change in the areas of violence, discrimination, and access to justice.

Research

Legal Light Bulbs’ research is multidisciplinary and spans across Law, Socio-legal Studies, Criminology, and Women’s Studies. We employ a range of empirical methodologies from these disciplines, including cross-case comparison, in-depth interviews, and surveys.

Our research investigates the context of the law, and how social structures, language, and values affect its substance and practice. We are especially experienced in the areas of criminal law, family law, discrimination law, employment law, and immigration law.

Our publication record is formidable. Its quality, quantity, and overall impact has achieved international reach and influence. Legal Light Bulbs’ research sets itself apart by its ability to be applied to real life issues such as law reform, and it also interconnects with our educational and teaching programs. We are specifically skilled at conducting research for government and community agencies. See our Publications, as well as samples of our Grants and Consultancies.

Put simply, Legal Light Bulbs focuses on publishing scholarly works that are easily read by a general audience, and which raise the collective consciousness of our various government and community organisations. By helping to illuminate injustices within society, our team empowers our clientele to establish change in their own systems of governance.

Whether we’re working with Government, Community Agencies, Law Firms, Non-profits, Tertiary Institutions, or Corporates, Legal Light Bulbs’ goal is to unlock understanding and awareness to create social change in the areas of violence, discrimination, and access to justice.

Featured
Books

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Simon Bronitt and Patricia Easteal (2018) Rape Law in Context: Contesting the Scales of Injustice, Federation Press, Sydney.
Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women
Anna Carline and Patricia Easteal (2014) Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women – Law Reform and Society: Shades of Grey, Routledge, London.
Voices of the Survivors
Patricia Easteal (1994) Voices of the Survivors, Spinifex Press, Melbourne.
Balancing the Scales
Patricia Easteal (ed) (1998) Balancing the Scales: Rape, Law Reform and Australian Culture, Federation Press, Sydney.

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