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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:

 

Family Law, Family Violence and Protection & Care

WLSWA provides legal assistance in the areas of family violence, family law and protection and care. This includes a combination legal information/advice, tasks, and ongoing casework and representation. The preferred approach is end-to-end, where assistance is provider by one practitioner until the matter is resolved.  WLSWA also provides specialist support to clients with CIC claims that have resulted from FDV or sexual assault, assisting them to obtain their entitlements.

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

Tania Cecconi Chair of WLSWA Board

21 November 2022 News

Women’s Legal Service is excited to announce the appointment of Tania Cecconi as Chair of the WSLWA Board. Tania brings a wealth of experience, insights and ideas to this role. She has worked across the public and not for profit sectors, specialising in education, training and employment. She is motivated by improving the workforce participation of vulnerable groups in society, …

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Media Release

28 October 2022 News

With our peers in other jurisdictions, we welcome the Albanese Government’s Federal Budget and Women’s Budget Statement, which promotes the imperative of progressing gender equality and ending violence against women and their children. See the media release from the Women’s Legal Service Australian network here Media Release

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