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Pro-bono partners

Capacity at WLSWA is boosted via the generous pro-bono support from private firms. Types of pro-bono work provided to WLSWA include:

  • The fortnightly Property Law Clinic to address the unmet need of post-separation property matters
  • Drafting Response Affidavits and Memorandum preparation for Protection and Care matters
  • Assisting in Criminal Injuries Compensation applications
  • Drafting other court documents as needed
  • Reviewing governance process and preparing induction manual for Board of Directors
  • Undertaking research projects including policy and practice reviews
  • Providing advice and assisting with preparation of submissions
  • WA Bar representation for lengthy or particularly complex matters
  • Facilitating linkages with other private legal providers who are interesting in supporting the work of WLSWA

Our pro-bono partners who are very grateful for include, Ashurst, Barry Nilsson, Carr & Co, Clayton Utz, DCH Legal Group, Culshaw Miller Lawyers, Gilbert + Tobin, Gilchrist Connell, Hall and Wilcox, HHG Legal Group, HWL Ebsworth, K & L Gates, Kim Wilson & Co Family Lawyers, Lavan, McKinsey Consulting, Piddington Society and De Roberto Legal.

The latest news & insights

Media Release: Albanese Government funds Working Women’s Centres across the country

4 July 2024 News

The Albanese Government funds Working Women’s Centres across the country. Working Women’s Centres (WWC) have been funded in every state and territory to assist women who are experiencing sexual harassment, discrimination and other workplace issues. The Albanese Government has funded established centres (South Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory) and women’s legal centres, community legal centres, unions and workers’ compensation services …

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New report reveals how Australia’s child support system facilitates economic abuse of women

13 May 2024 News

Media release / Sunday 5 May 2024 National peak body Women’s Legal Services Australia released their research report into the non-payment of child support as a form of economic abuse of Australian women. The non-payment of child support is a deeply gendered issue and remains an unrecognised form of economic abuse by many Australian Government agencies and financial institutions. The …

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