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We provide legal advice and assistance to women in WA

What we do

In addition to the legal advice and assistance provided through our mainstream services, we also do the following:

Djinda Service

Djinda Service is the specialist Perth Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service we run in partnerships with Relationships Australia WA.

Family Law (Property) Legal Clinic

We run a Family Law (Property) Legal Clinic about family law financial matters. This can include property settlement and spousal maintenance.

The Legal Clinic runs once a month or so and the one hour appointments are usually with private family lawyers who generously donate their time to volunteer at our Service.

Community Legal Education

We provide community legal education to better educate the community and the community services sector about the most common legal issues affecting women.

Law and Policy Reform

An important part of our role is working towards a systemic improvement in access to justice for women in WA. We ensure women’s voices are heard by engaging in Government reviews, making policy and law reform submissions, and in working in collaboration with like-minded networks and organisations.

Resources

We have developed a number of resources that provide information on legal issues so people can better understand the processes and options available to them.

The latest news & insights

NEW – FDV Financial Counselling Services

27 August 2020 News

Women’s Legal Service WA are pleased to announce that we now offer a specialist family and domestic violence financial counselling service to all women in Western Australia who are experiencing financial disadvantage and/or hardship. We would like to acknowledge the Financial Counselling Foundation for enabling us to provide this valuable service. We welcome Merlene, an experienced Senior Financial Counsellor who …

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Media Release – August 2020

20 August 2020 News

BHP PARTNERS WITH WOMEN’S LEGAL SERVICE WA Women’s Legal Service WA (WLSWA) is delighted to announce the formation of a two-year partnership with BHP to deliver a pilot program in the Pilbara. The venture comes at a time when family and domestic violence as a result of COVID-19 is on a significant rise, with Western Australia experiencing one of the …

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