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We are a not for profit community legal centre who provide free legal services to WA women.

Who we help

With limited appointments available, we target our services to women who have the greatest need and who may experience additional barriers in accessing support and justice.  That can mean women who:

  • have no or very low income
  • have limited access to other legal services, such as those in remote regions, those not eligible to access other services (including Legal Aid), or where their local community legal centre is unable to assist
  • are experiencing or overcoming family violence, or the trauma it creates
  • have a disability
  • are homeless
  • are in prison or remand
  • are from a multicultural background, particularly if English is a second language
  • are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • are experiencing discrimination on the basis of sexuality.

What we help with

We do not deal with all kinds of legal matters.

Our main areas of practice are:

  • family law (parenting related matters, divorce and some property settlement matters through our Legal Clinic);
  • family violence (identifying and responding to family violence and restraining order matters);
  • protection and care (matters involving the Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support Division);
  • criminal injuries compensation (where it relates to family violence, assault or sexual assault).

Where we cannot help and if possible, we will make a referral to another service(s) who might be able to.

Our Client Services Officers can also provide general legal information (not legal advice) or direct people to where they can find such information, such as on our Resources page.

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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