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    WLSV specialises in family violence, family law, child protection and victims of crime assistance – and the intersections between these areas of law. Our “Support Your Client” training program is specifically designed to support family violence practitioners to assist women who are experiencing legal issues arising from relationship breakdown and violence. 

    If you have any questions, our legal education team is happy to talk to you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us on 03 8622 0600


    Customised training solutions

    WLSV’s legal education team can design and deliver specialised training programs based on your organisation’s specific objectives and requirements. We currently offer training and professional development in the following areas: Family Law, Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic), Family Dispute Resolution with Legal Assistance, Trauma and Vicarious Trauma, Victims of Crime Assistance, Case Notes training for family violence workers.  However, if you are interested in training outside these areas, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.

    To discuss your organisation’s training needs contact our legal education team on 03 8622 0600.

    Client list

    In the past 4 years, over 6,000 people have attended WLSV’s education, training and professional development sessions. Some of our clients include:

    • Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service
    • Berry Street
    • Centre of Excellence in Child & Family Welfare
    • Community West
    • Deakin University
    • Department of Human Services
    • Department of Justice
    • Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria 
    • Eastern Domestic Violence Outreach Service
    • Federation of Community Legal Centres
    • InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence (formally Immigrant Women’s Domestic Violence Service)
    • Islamic Women’s Welfare Council of Victoria
    • The Jewish Women’s Taskforce Against Family Violence
    • La Trobe University
    • Law Institute of Victoria
    • Men’s Referral Service
    • MOSAIC Mothers’ Advocates in the Community (La Trobe University)
    • MOVE Improving Maternal and Child Health Nurse Care for Vulnerable Mothers
    • North Yarra Community Health
    • Public Interest Law Clearing House
    • Relationships Australia Victoria
    • RMIT University
    • South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault
    • The University of Melbourne
    • Victoria University
    • WIRE – Women’s Information Referral Exchange
    • Women’s Health Goulburn North East
    • Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria 
    • Women’s Health West

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    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