If you are working in a community, health or other support organisation and are working with a woman experiencing family violence, we can provide you with information, guidance and practical advice to help you support the needs and wellbeing of the person you are working with.
This service is called a secondary consult and involves a lawyer meeting you as a worker, without your client present.
The woman you are working with must be experiencing family violence, and:
There are a lot of legal issues that come from family violence, like agreeing to safely look after children, splitting up cars or bank accounts, organising a new visa or living arrangements, dealing with damage to a rental property and making sure the bills are paid fairly.
Getting legal help as soon as possible can significantly improve a person’s ability to secure a safe future for themselves and their family.
We are busier than usual at the moment. We may not be able to book your client in for an appointment to speak with one of our lawyers.
If we can’t book your client in for an appointment we will try to find a legal service who may be able to help them.
You can speak to us in a secondary consult about finding a legal service that may be able to help your client.