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16 Days, 16 Stories – Tameka Brown

We are proud to announce our Senior Solicitor for Djinda Service, Tameka Brown was chosen as one of the featured stories as part of the 16 days, 16 stories series.  This story series was put together by the Centre for Stories and the WA State Library for the 16 days in WA campaign to stop violence against women. We encourage …

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Farewell Carrie

After almost four years of dedicated service to achieving just outcomes for women across WA, our Senior Executive Officer Carrie Hannington has left WLSWA as of Friday 22nd November.  Carrie has been a fierce advocate for women’s justice and her leadership has been greatly valued by all.  The Board and staff of WLSWA wish Carrie the very best in her …

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Women’s Legal Service WA to speak at CEDA Event

Board Chair, Zoe Henham will speak at the next CEDA event being held on the 29th November 2019.  Speakers Hon. Peter Quinlan, Hon. John Quigley and industry leaders will discuss the need for a holistic, systematic approach to justice in Western Australia. Register Now to hear about this important topic.

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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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