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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Advocacy

Women’s Legal Service WA is committed to addressing the systemic issues that lead to gender inequality in our community. Our goal is to improve access to justice and just outcomes for women.  We play an active role in advocating for law reform and policy changes to increase protection and safety for our clients and their children.

We are always looking for like-minded volunteers to assist us with this work and increase our capacity to participate in law reform change.

Our policy and law reform advocacy includes making submissions to State and Federal legal inquiries, participation in forums and roundtables to influence policy and attitudes towards legal issues affecting women, as well as ongoing advocacy with State and Federal governments through our contribution to, and support of, networks such as Domestic Violence Legal Workers Network of WA, Women’s Legal Services Australia, Community Legal Centre Association of WA.  We also currently host the role of National Policy Coordinator for Women’s Legal Services Australia and play a leadership role in Commonwealth policy and law reform in family law and family violence.

 Support our submissions

To assist you in identifying opportunities for collaborative and joint advocacy, please refer to our previous submissions available on this website.

If you are interested in endorsing or supporting our advocacy on a specific project, please contact our Principal Legal Officer to discuss this further.

 

 

The latest news & insights

WLSWA restricted services to 26 June 2019

11 June 2019 News

Important message: unfortunately due to recent staff illness and absences we will not be taking new referrals or making any new appointments prior to 26 June 2019. Our phone lines remain open for enquiries and existing clients and we will refer matters to appropriate services where that is possible; otherwise the Legal Aid Information Line can be contacted on 1300 …

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New Dates Available: WLSWA Family Law (Property) Legal Clinics

5 June 2019 News

WLSWA runs a free Family Law (Property) Legal Clinic once a month to provide eligible women with one-off legal advice about their family law financial matter. This is mainly advice about their family law property settlement matters but could also include child support, spousal maintenance, adult child maintenance or questions about court procedure or enforcement of current orders. Please note …

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