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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Advocacy

We are 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 round tables 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.

 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

CEO Appointment – Announcement

4 May 2020 News

We are pleased to welcome Dr Gillian Booth-Yudelman as our inaugural Chief Executive Officer. Having started her appointment during the Covid-19 crisis, Dr Booth-Yudelman has already brought significant guidance, support and expertise to our organisation and we look forward to thriving under her leadership. Read more for the full appointment announcement WLSWA CEO Announcement May 20    

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Women’s Legal Service WA Fundraiser

29 April 2020 News

Rotary of Elizabeth Quay is teaming up with Jenne Alonso from Posh Little Cakes to bring you a very special Mother’s Day edition of Come Cook With Me. This Sunday 3rd May, tune in to Jenne’s virtual live workshop and learn how to make her special melting moments. Tickets are $10 and 100% of the proceeds from this event will …

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