HOW WE CAN HELP

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.

Sarah Rodgers

Principal Lawyer/Manager

Ashlie Barclay

Operations Manager (Maternity Leave)

Lorraine Murray

Acting Operations Manager

Alison Maher

Senior Lawyer

Karen Keegan

Senior Lawyer

Deborah Fisher

Lawyer

Jodie Wells

Lawyer

Karen Bowley

Lawyer

Sarah Caplice

Lawyer

Cameron Bloye

Lawyer

Janet Osborne

Lawyer

Mae Mactier

Lawyer

Michelle Matthews

Lawyer

Tracey Walker

Legal Assistant

Meaghan Frazer

Receptionist

Rebecca Deverell

Community Development Coordinator

Simon Crase

Community Legal Education Coordinator

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

© Hume Riverina Community Legal Services