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Welcome new WLSWA Team Members

At the Board meeting on September 26th 2019, we were pleased to welcome Sarah Van Gent as our new Treasurer.  Sarah joins us as a highly qualified accountant with previous community legal sector experience. On Wednesday 9th October, we will welcome to the staff our new Principal Legal Officer Selena McCrickard.  Selena comes to us with experience in both the …

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Board Meeting 27 June 2019

The next WLSWA Board meeting will be held at the offices of Clayton Utz Lawyers on 27 June 2019. We will be delighted to welcome to the meeting new Board members Julie Whitlock, Melissa Callanan and Kirsty Moore. We are privileged to now have the skills which our new members will offer, their profiles can be found here. Big thanks …

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WLSWA restricted services to 26 June 2019

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

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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New WLSWA Family Law Self Help Tools available now

Women’s Legal Service WA (WLSWA) has updated it’s website with new self-help tools to assist women in family law proceedings with a particular focus on templates to in family law (property settlement and maintenance) proceedings. Some of the new templates with instructions include: Schedule of Assets, Liabilities and Financial Resources Disclosure List  Index of Court Documents They are available to …

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Vacancies on the WLSWA Board (3)

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from experienced and committed people with a commitment to achieving justice, empowerment and safety for some of Western Australia’s most vulnerable women. Our current Board membership is 8. We have one vacancy, but an increase in Board size to 11 when constitutional changes take effect will create an additional two vacancies. If you …

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2017-2018 Annual Report

At its annual general meeting on Thursday 15 November, WLCWA launched is annual report for the 2017-2018 year.  This report showcases the outstanding work carried out during the preceding year by the dedicated staff and volunteers of WLCWA. WLCWA Annual Report 2017-18

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme Review

As a legal service provider, WLCWA lawyers and staff are experienced in assisting women from all walks of life, all ages and from diverse cultural and linguistic communities from all areas of Western Australia. While based in Perth, WLCWA assists women from all over Western Australia including outreach services delivered in self-managed remote Aboriginal communities across the WA and Northern …

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