Free specialist clinics

We run four free, appointment-based legal advice services.

  • Family law: we run two family law legal advice clinics; one every Wednesday night and one every Thursday night. An appointment is required. Four half hour appointments are available each evening. The Wednesday night clinic is for residents of the City of Yarra. Cases requiring legal representation may be able to be referred for free or low-cost legal representation.
  • Richmond outreach (evening): we run a legal advice clinic at the North Richmond Community Health Centre fortnightly on a Tuesday evening. An appointment is required. Three appointments are available each fortnight.  The clinic is restricted residents of the City of Yarra. Cases requiring legal representation may be able to be referred for free or low-cost legal representation.
  • Richmond outreach (afternoon): we run a legal advice clinic at the Community Information Centre (Ground Floor, Building 110) at the Richmond Housing Estate, fortnightly on a Thursday afternoon.  Four appointments are available each fortnight, commencing from 3pm. The clinic is restricted to female residents of the City of Yarra. Cases requiring legal representation may be able to be referred for free or low-cost legal representation.
  • LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer): we run an LGBTIQ family law legal advice clinic on the first Thursday of each month. An appointment is required.  Four half hour appointments are available each month, commencing from 6.30 p.m. This clinic can assist individuals from the LGBTIQ community with family law matters only.   
  • Animal law: in partnership with Lawyers for Animals, we run an animal law legal advice clinic every Friday night. An appointment is required. Two appointments are available each week from 6.30 p.m. The clinic provides advice on animal law issues including dog bites, attacks or rushing, restricted dog breed declarations, council powers to seize or dispose of dogs and cats, complaints about the conduct or services provided by a veterinarian or dog groomer, and disputes about ownership of an animal. The clinic does not provide advice about animal cruelty charges, the governance of animal advocacy groups, assistance animals or advocacy (e.g., submissions or policy work).

To make an appointment for one of these services, call us on (03) 9419 3744.