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We are a not for profit specialist community legal centre

Who we are

We are a not for profit community legal centre providing legal advice, support and advocacy to WA women experiencing disadvantage.

Our name has recently changed to better reflect what we do. However, our purpose has always remained the same. Since beginning operation in 2002, we have been WA’s only specialist community legal centre for women.

We are funded to assist women facing disadvantage and focus on helping women who experience additional barriers in accessing legal services. We provide legal knowledge and information to empower women to make informed legal choices.

Through our legal services and community legal education we raise awareness of legal issues affecting women, as well as educate women so they can make informed decisions about what is right for them and their families.

Additionally, we undertake policy development and law reform activities to ensure that the needs and rights of marginalised women are adequately acknowledged, represented and met.

We work to promote a legal system that is safe, supportive, non-discriminatory and responsive to the needs of all women in our community, particularly those who face disadvantage.

We believe that just and fair outcomes, as well as access to justice and support when needed, should not be dependent on gender.

Through the above and our collaboration with like-minded service providers and networks, we work to highlight the systemic and entrenched cultural issues which unfairly impact on women.

Our Mission

Educate women to know their legal rights

Support women in gaining equitable access to information, advice and advocacy

Assist women to achieve fair outcomes

Empower women to make informed legal choices

Our Values

JUSTICE – We strive to achieve access to justice and just outcomes for women

EQUALITY – We promote gender equality and cultural diversity

INTEGRITY – We value and uphold honesty, professionalism and dedication

LEADERSHIP  – We drive policy and law reform to redress gender entrenched inequality

RESPECT  – We treat our clients and our colleagues with care and dignity

 

Watch our new promotional video which explains more about Women’s Legal Service WA and why we are here to help WA women. 

The latest news & insights

Volunteer Opportunity – Executive Assistant to Board Secretary

26 February 2020 News

We are looking for a volunteer who believes in our Vision and Mission to help support our Board Secretary with the secretarial matters relating to operating the Board of WLSWA.  The role would suit someone with secretarial, executive assistant, administration or other similar skills and experience. A high degree of professionalism is required as is a regard for confidentiality and …

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Office Christmas Closure

20 December 2019 News

Women’s Legal Service WA is closed for the Christmas Period from 5pm Friday 20 December 2019 and will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020. In the event you need urgent legal advice during our Christmas closure, please telephone the Legal Aid of WA Infoline on 1300 650 579. Should you require assistance from other services, the following numbers may be …

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