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About Us

 

Who we are

Women's Legal Service Victoria is a not for profit organisation which has been providing free legal services to women since 1982. We work with and for women experiencing particular disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown or violence.

We are funded by the Indigenous Justice and Legal Assistance Division, Attorney General’s Department, Canberra and Victoria Legal Aid.

What we do

We provide legal advice and representation to women experiencing disadvantage.

We advocate for law and policy that respects and promotes the rights of women.

We build the capacity of other professionals and the community to identify and respond appropriately to legal need.

Why we exist

We exist to help build a gender equitable country.

Our unique contribution to this vision, as lawyers, advocates and educators, is to work alongside women experiencing disadvantage to promote their rights to live free from violence and make informed choices about their relationships.

Our impact

Our Strategy sets out the impact we aim to have through our work. It also explains how we do our work, how we make decisions about what we do and how we continue to develop our organisational model in order to be as effective as possible.

Annual reports

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WLSV Financial Report 2014

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WLSV Financial Report 2013

2012

WLSV Financial Report 2012

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What's News

Telephone Upgrade

23 February 2018


Women’s Legal Service will be upgrading our telephone system on Friday 23 February. We may be unable to  receive and make calls for up to four hours that day.  If your call is urgent and you are having difficulty getting through by telephone during this time, please email us at admin@womenslegal.org.au


Recruiting Legal Day Volunteers

9 February 2018


We are accepting volunteer applications.for legal day volunteers

Volunteer work is available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday to law students. The work includes assisting our lawyers with casework, research and duty lawyer work at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.


Time's Up - Forum for Change

5 February 2018


A forum set to educate and empower individuals working in all creative industries, to be aware and take action against sexual harassment. The forum’s core purpose is to facilitate dialogue focused on solutions, with discussions on what women and men can do if they are faced with sexual harassment and ‘where to next’ ideas.

We encourage men and women to come together and be a part of this vital conversation.

 

Book Tickets Here