|Barwon Community Legal Service – Geelong West, Victoria|
|Sunday, 15 July 2012 02:46|
Barwon Community Legal Service – Geelong West, Victoria
Duration of LPE: 20 days or longer by negotiation
Intensity: Full time preferred (5 days)
Start time: Negotiable
About this Public Assistance Legal Service (PALS):
Barwon Community Legal Service (BCLS) provides free legal advice and assistance to people who live in the Geelong/Barwon area including the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliffe, Surf Coast, Colac Otway and Golden Plains Shires. The catchment region contains a total population of around 250,000, with many pockets of extreme disadvantage. In fact, the area of Greater Geelong alone has one of the highest rates of disadvantage in rural Victoria, both in numerical terms as well as its concentration.
BCLS provides a range of services that include legal advice, referral to specialist casework services, community education and development; and policy and law reform activities.
BCLS provides advice across many areas of the law including:
BCLS also maintains a strong commitment to community legal education and community development as part of its overall social justice strategy. The Service’s approach is a strategic linking of casework with community legal education and law and policy reform work. The areas in which we engage volunteers include solicitor assistance, court duty, Night Service, Community Legal Education and general administration.
BCLS is a thriving generalist Community Legal Centre employing 7 lawyers and six administration staff in a diverse and supportive professional environment.
Telephone: (03) 5221 4744
Address: 73 Pakington Street, Geelong West, Victoria, 3218
For more about Geelong West see:
|Last Updated on Friday, 07 September 2012 10:33|