National Community Legal Centres Annual Conference: Storytelling in CLCs work

A busy week for us at the National CLC conference in Melbourne today. Our Principal Lawyer, Sarah, is today releasing our Legal Needs Analysis Report: Piecing together the puzzle: the perspective of community organisations about legal need with thanks to our hardworking student Tessa.  We look forward to the community consultation that will come soon, to go through the report’s recommendations and look at building better partnerships and pathways to assist clients access the legal help they need. You can read the full report here.

Our famous Ukelegals also took front stage this morning with a short, but lively, talk about telling stories through song; “community legal education with a melody” as one tweet said. The passion they bring to both the law and their music is contagious!

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Our NSW Outreach lawyer, Karen, will join with our friends at Barwon Community Legal Service, Central Highlands Community Legal Centre and Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre tomorrow to talk about the origins and subsequent journey of Effie the Elephant and the success of the “Elephant in your room? Family Violence is against the law” campaign. You can read more about this here.  Thanks Barwon CLS!

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Originally published 26 August 2015

Hume Riverina CLS Royal Commission into Family Violence

We were pleased to be able to make a submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence highlighting regional issues including chronic underfunding for free legal services that are needed by women experiencing family violence, and cross border issues. Please read our submission here.

Originally published 9 June, 2015

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