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.
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.