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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Legal Clinic

In addition to our funded services, we also run a Legal Clinic, which provides women with legal advice about family law financial matters. This can include property, spousal maintenance or child support advice.

The clinic runs once a month or so and the 1 hour appointments are usually with private family lawyers who generously donate their time to volunteer at our service. We also provide in-house appointments where possible.

How frequently we run the clinic changes as it depends on the number of volunteer lawyers we have at the time.  The clinic operates from February to November.  Appointments can be in person or by telephone.

Appointments are only booked one clinic at a time.  If we don’t have an available appointment we refer you to another service that may be able to assist and encourage you to apply for Legal Aid.

We ask that clients using this service pay $20.00 as a contribution to the administrative costs of coordinating and hosting this service. This small cost allows us to continue to operate this valuable service.

This clinic is suitable for the following situations.

  • Women who are seeking early advice about what they may be entitled to in terms of a property division with their former partner.
  • Women who intend to represent themselves and have a few questions to clarify about their legal rights and options.
  • Women seeking procedural advice about a current court proceedings.

It is important to note that if you are in current court proceedings and are seeking detailed advice, this clinic may not be suitable for you. Our volunteer lawyers will not have the time to review all of your court documents or provide detailed advice in the 1 hour appointment time.

To request an appointment or if you have any queries about whether the Clinic is suitable for you, please contact us.  Your request will be forwarded to our Principal Legal Officer for consideration.

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