News

Queer Women of Comedy Night

Support the work of the Fitzroy Legal Service by attending this fantastic event organised by the Fitzroy Social Club.

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Law Handbook Contributor Michael Clothier

Michael Clothier, long-time contributor to The Law Handbook, has had a long and interesting career. As he starts to wind back the hours he spends in the office, he takes some time to reflect on his career highlights.

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Quarterly News – June 2016

2016 continues to be a busy year for the Fitzroy Legal Service with our upcoming relocation, community engagement, fundraising activities and continued commitment to high quality advocacy and support to our clients.

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National Consumer Fraud Week 2016

National Consumer Fraud Week is taking place this week from 16 May - 22 May. An initiative of the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce (of which Consumer Affairs Victoria is a member), National Consumer Fraud Week raises awareness of scams and provides the community with tips and advice on how to avoid them.

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Law Week 2016 Activities

This year Law Week will be held between 16-22 May. The week long event is presented by the Victoria Law Foundation and provides a number of different events for the community to attend and learn about the law. The event has taken place every May since 1980. This year, Fitzroy Legal Service will be involved in two Law Week activities.

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Othello On Trial

We are supporting three performances of:
OTHELLO ON TRIAL: The Tragedy of Desdemona (the Wife)
at La Mama Courthouse Theatre, May 15, 16 and 17, 8 p.m.

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Quarterly news – April 2016

A Great Start to the New Year

The start of 2016 has been a busy one with the launch of our new website, the establishment of the Fitzroy Social Club and our involvement in submissions made to the Access to Justice Review. We’ve increased our fundraising efforts with events almost weekly and are excited about partnering with businesses within the community.

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Quarterly news – December 2015

A busy and challenging 2015

As the 2015 year draws to a close and we reflect on our work, we would like to acknowledge the many organisations and individuals who support our work. We have helped over 3,700 individuals through direct legal assistance services in 2015 with many others attending our community legal education programs.

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Insight: helping people out of the legal maze

You get a strong sense that Jen Black, Senior Community Lawyer working at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Collingwood, is driven by a deep conviction that community justice is about helping vulnerable people better ‘navigate through systems’. It is a phrase Jen uses on a number of occasions when quizzed about her role in one of the community meeting rooms at the NJC.

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Quarterly news – June 2015

When the law says you don’t need to ask why: how a cancer patient ended up in prison

Our lawyers recently collaborated with Victoria Legal Aid to secure the release from prison of an ill client after learning he had been picked up on an imprisonment in lieu order for missing a fines payment.

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