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.
During a legal advice appointment one of our lawyers will speak directly with your client to determine their legal issues and whether they are eligible for ongoing assistance from Women’s Legal. If they are not eligible for ongoing legal assistance, we will refer your client to suitable services.
To book your client in to meet a lawyer, you must fill out our Get Help form on behalf of your client, ensuring they meet eligibility criteria.