FLS News

The Law Handbook 2016 has arrived

The Law Handbook 2016 has arrived and will be officially launched on 26 November. > More

Tenancy Law Training for Community Workers - 23/09/15

Fitzroy Legal Service is hosting a training event for community workers in the City of Yarra, on Tenancy Law. 26 October 2015 9.00am - 1.00pm Collingwood Library Meeting Room 11 Stanton Street, Abbotsford Cost: $25 Bookings through Trybooking (by 19 October) http://www.trybooking.com/JDFJ > More

New fortnightly Saturday afternoon legal service to be piloted - 31/08/15

A new free legal advice clinic commenced on Saturday 5th September at Fitzroy Legal Service. This clinic will be held fortnightly on a Saturday, from 1.30-3.30pm. Eight dates will be offered - 5th September, 19th September, 3rd October, 17th October, 31st October, 14th November, 28th November and 12th December 2015. The clinic is a drop in service, no appointments will be provided. > More

Submission to the Residential Tenancies Act Review

Fitzroy Legal Service has provided a submission to the Review of the Residential Tenancies Act. Our submission makes nine key recommendations in response to the Residential Tenancies Act Review, Laying the Groundwork - Consultation Paper (June 2015). > More

New Online Family Violence Intervention Order Application

Are you experiencing family violence? You can now apply for court protection when and where you need to. It's easy. Use the Neighbourhood Justice Centre's new online Family Violence Intervention Order application. Easy to use, safe, and password protected. Fill it in in your own time, where and when it's safest to do so. > More

Submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence

Fitzroy Legal Service has provided support to the Homeless Person's Union of Victoria (HPUV) to make a submission for the Royal Commission into Family Violence. In order to make this submission, members of HPUV have recorded interviews with people currently homeless and/or with lived experience of homelessness. > More

Helping people out of the legal maze - 21/06/15

You get a strong sense that Jen Black, Fitzroy Legal Service (FLS) senior community lawyer at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) in Collingwood, is driven by a deep conviction that community justice is about helping vulnerable people better "navigate through systems". > More

Support our end of financial year fundraising appeal - 05/06/15

Each year we assist over 3,000 clients and undertake numerous community legal education sessions. Support us to continue to make access to justice a reality. > More

Innovation driven from practical work on the ground - 15/04/15

Galit Aflalo is the Fitzroy Legal Service's Community Lawyer at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre > More

Forum gives community workers a practical understanding of the laws they need to know - 11/02/15

Community workers forums being run by Fitzroy Legal Centre and delivered across metropolitan and regional Victoria in 2015 promise to give people working on the front line with a greater practical understanding of the law. > More

Have the law in your hands even when you are on the go - 29/01/15

Got a copy of the Law Handbook 2015 but find it difficult to carry around with you when you need it the most? Do you want the convenience of having the law at your fingertips but finding it a battle to juggle the law handbook between court or the classroom? We have the perfect solution for you – get the The Law Handbook 2015 e-book today. > More

Reconnect with Fitzroy Legal Service - 16/12/14

Fitzroy Legal Service owes its existence to all those who worked so hard to make it what it is today: a proud, community service offering both free and affordable legal assistance to those who need it most. > More

Mentors help bring the law to disadvantaged women - 02/12/14

Robyn Wall says that without the volunteer mentors that kindly give their time and efforts to help vulnerable women in the City of Yarra many would fall through the gaps in the criminal justice system. > More

Need to know the law? Buy The Law Handbook 2015 - 25/11/14

The Law Handbook 2015 is now available to buy online. If you need an up-to-date guide to the law in Victoria then buy The Law Handbook. Updated by over 80 legal experts. > More

Taxi drivers get crash course in legal rights

Cab drivers in Melbourne's north are getting a crash course into their legal rights and obligations thanks to an innovative community education program being undertaken by the Fitzroy Legal Service. > More

NDIS Rights Resource

Three Community Legal Centres from across Australia have joined forces to develop a comprehensive online rights resource for people accessing or wishing to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme or NDIS. > More

Put the law in your hands - 05/11/14

The 2015 edition provides updates to several areas of the law, and is a valuable resource for people with many different interests: lawyers, teachers, students, community workers and members of the community facing legal issues. > More

Law Handbook 2015 now on sale

The Law Handbook 2015 features information on a wide range of topics including tenancy, consumer protection, bankruptcy, discrimination, education, family, internet, environmental and employment laws - plus more. Revised and updated by more than 80 legal experts. > More

Proceedings to be lodged in East West Project

Proceedings will be commenced today (Tuesday 22 April 2014) in the Supreme Court against the Victorian Government and Linking Melbourne Authority, alleging -misleading conduct- over the claimed benefits of the project. > More


Unprecedented demand from families needing legal advice has prompted the Fitzroy Legal Service (FLS) to open a new, free evening clinic at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) in Collingwood on top of its Thursday night service in Fitzroy. > More

FLS eNewsletter - 23/01/14

The inaugural FLS quarterly eNewsletter is now available. Click on the link to read the December 2013 issue and join the mailing list. > More

The Law Handbook 2014 has arrived!

The Law Handbook has a new fresh look for 2014 with a comprehensively revised glossary and newly annotated list of cases. Order your copies online from the Fitzroy Legal Service online Bookshop. > More

Fitzroy Legal Service acknowledges critical role of volunteers - 03/12/13

Fitzroy Legal Service is celebrating International Volunteer Day (5 December) by urging everyone in the community to take a moment to ask someone they know about their volunteering work. > More

Fitzroy Legal Service Annual Report 2012-2013

The Fitzroy Legal Service Annual Report was tabled at the recent Annual General Meeting, held in the Edinburgh Gardens Community Room on Thursday 24th October 2013. > More

Become a member of FLS and contribute directly to the local community through participating in our committees - 04/02/13

You will also be informed of our ongoing events and activities. > More