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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

Vacancy for Principal Legal Officer at WLSWA

30 July 2019 News

We are currently seeking a committed and experienced legal practitioner for the role of Principal Legal Officer. The PLO is the Responsible Person for WLSWA, supervising and directing the legal practice to comply with risk management and legal practice framework, managing the case work load of legal staff, ensuring that targets are achieved and  that sound substantive legal advice and …

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Vacancy for Treasurer position on our Board

5 July 2019 News

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from persons experienced in finance who have a commitment to achieving justice, empowerment and safety for some of Western Australia’s most vulnerable women. If you have strong finance credentials and are interested in making a real difference in the pursuit of justice for women by upholding our core values of justice, equality, integrity, …

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