HOW WE CAN HELP

Need legal help over Christmas?
Our office will be closed from 3pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen at 9am on Monday 7 January 2018. If people need urgent legal assistance, help is available: Victoria and NSW hotlines are open across the Christmas and New Year break.

  • Victoria Legal Aid on 1300 792 387
  • Law Access in NSW on 1300 888 529

Our Tuesday evening clinics in Wodonga and Wangaratta start on 29 January 2018 and our Law by Telephone appointments will recommence in the week starting 7 January 2018.

We provide free legal advice to people living in North East Victoria and the Southern Riverina of NSW.

We provide free legal advice over the phone or in person at various locations, including:

  • Wodonga
  • Wangaratta
  • Albury
  • Finley
  • Deniliquin
  • Corowa
  • Henty
  • Holbrook
  • Lavington
  • Benalla
  • Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service

We provide advice on a range of legal issues.

These include family law, family violence, separation and divorce, youth law, motor vehicle accidents, credit and debt issues, discrimination, consumer complaints, traffic offences, fines, seniors’ issues and other everyday legal problems.

We are unable to help with some legal problems, like bankruptcy, conveyancing, personal injury, and commercial matters, but if you call us, we can refer you to someone who can help.

We provide talks to community groups on a range of legal topics.

Community Law Talks are free presentations about the law in everyday, easy-to-understand, language.

We can speak to community groups about a range of legal topics, including:

  • how to identify a legal problem
  • family violence
  • legal issues for young people,
  • cross border differences in law
  • separation and relationship breakdown
  • seniors’ issues/elder law

Contact us for more information or to request a Community Law Talk for your organisation or group.

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WHO WE ARE

We are a not-for-profit community legal centre, established in 1999 under the auspice of UMFC.

We help people who are disadvantaged or vulnerable and would not otherwise be able to get legal assistance.

Our team of highly qualified lawyers provide free legal advice to people living in North East Victoria and the Southern Riverina of NSW.

We are based in Albury-Wodonga and deliver legal services in various locations across 17 local government areas.

We are passionate about linking the community with the law and advocating for the interests of regional and remote communities.

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service is accredited by the National Association of Community Legal Centres and is a member of the Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria and Community Legal Centres NSW.

We are grateful for the funding provided by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, Victoria Legal Aid and Legal Aid NSW to help us deliver quality services to our community.

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Sarah Rodgers

Principal Lawyer/Manager

Ashlie Barclay

Operations Manager

Alison Maher

Senior Lawyer

Deborah Fisher

Senior Lawyer

Karen Keegan

Lawyer

Jodie Wells

Lawyer

Janet Osborne

Lawyer

Beth Simpson

Lawyer

Diana Bruce

Lawyer

Tessa Mead

Lawyer

Tracey Walker

Legal Assistant

Meaghan Frazer

Receptionist

Hannah Niethe

Receptionist

Simon Crase

Community Legal Education Coordinator
CLSD region Coordinator

We are grateful to our team of volunteer lawyers who provide advice to our clients outside their paid work.

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