Law Reform & Legal Services

About the Hub

The goals of NENA’s Legal Hub are to:

  • Support the development of legal expertise and legal services that can support people in the new economy, by:
    • enabling legal practitioners, legal students and members of NENA to meet via the internet or in person, to discuss legal and governance issues
    • research and understand barriers to the provision of appropriate legal services for people and organisations in the new economy
  • Build the capacity of NENA to develop law reform proposals as/when appropriate and coordinate the development of effective law reform proposals by NENA as a whole
  • Work with other NENA Hubs to share ideas, collaborate and develop initiatives that support the New Economy
  • Provide input into network-wide strategies for building NENA and building the New Economy in Australia

Hub coordinators: Lyb Makin and Michelle Maloney – email:

Hub members include: Lyb Makin, Michelle Maloney, Bronwen Morgan, Alan Greig, Ann Apps, Carolyn Suggate, Antony McMullen, Sidsel Grimstad

Current Projects

  • Developing a series of events for 2020/2021 that will bring legal practitioners together to explore ways to provide peer-to-peer support and mentor students and young lawyers, to work in the community lawyering/new economy sector
  • Developing a number of webinars that will bring legal practitioners and non-legal members of NENA together for discussions about key issues in the new economy
  • Working to provide input into the NENA Strategy Documents

NENA Law Reform and Legal Services Workshop (2020) - share your views

Our Hub is planning an online workshop for late 2020, to enable NENA members to discuss key legal issues affecting their work, and to get information from legal experts.  We'd love to hear from you! Tell us about any legal barriers or key questions you've encountered while creating or managing your new economy projects and initiatives. By helping us identify barriers to your work, you'll help us map out a range of priority issues for our Hub to explore and respond to.

Please email your ideas to us by 1 September: - and please put "NENA Legal Workshop" in the email subject title