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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

WLSA Position Summary 2023

24 February 2023 News

Please see attached WLSA’s Position Summary on the Exposure Draft of the Family Law Amendment Bill. WLSA Position Summary – Exposure Draft of the Family Law Amendment Bill 2023

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The 32nd Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March

29 November 2022 News

Today the WLSWA team joined the 32nd Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March and Rally, the longest running FDV march in Australia. We were proud to partner with Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing to organise this event. Powerful speeches from Dr Ann O’Neill and Alison Gibson were courageous reminders of the lived realities of women and children who are killed by …

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