CLCP Expands Local Court Duty Service

Windsor Courthouse

Since October 2020, the CLCP team have been attending local courts across Western Sydney to provide on-the-spot legal advice for traffic matters. The program began at the Parramatta, Blacktown, and Mount Druitt Local Courts, before expanding to Penrith in April 2021.  

In May 2021, we were excited to expand to Windsor Local Court, which becomes the fifth location we service. When asked about their first-hand experience on the impact of this initiative, our solicitors said:  

I think it’s a very effective service because it provides clients with timely advice about their options so they can put themselves in the best possible position when entering a plea. We can also advise clients to request adjournments and refer them to appropriate services so they have time to properly prepare for court by completing the traffic offenders program or providing evidence as to why they need their licence. This can be the difference between a disqualification or no disqualification – which has practical benefits for the clients.”

– Susannah Coles, Community Justice Solicitor  

I’ve seen and represented a lot of people who were unable to effectively self-rep and didn’t know their way around the law and we’ve had some pretty great outcomes. Helping people avoid conviction or having their licence disqualified can mean the difference between someone keeping their job, being able to afford rent and being able to support their family.”

– Jesse Skiller, Community Justice Solicitor 

Do you have a traffic matter?  

If you have a traffic matter before the Local Court of NSW, you can find us at:  

  • Blacktown Local Court every Tuesday;  
  • Mount Druitt Local Court every Wednesday;  
  • Parramatta Local Court every Thursday 
  • Penrith Local Court every Thursday; and  
  • Windsor Local Court on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.  

You can ask the Local Court Registry to speak to the traffic duty lawyer, and they will direct you to us.  

Our solicitors can provide advice on a variety of traffic matters, including but not limited to:  

  • Red light offences;  
  • Speeding offences;  
  • Driving without a licence or with a suspended licence;  
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;  
  • Licence suspensions;  
  • Driving an unregistered vehicle;  
  • General traffic fines;  
  • Driving whilst disqualified; and  
  • Police pursuits.  
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