Community Legal Servicesadmin2020-01-07T03:18:33+00:00
Community Legal Services
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
We offer a range of free legal services to residents of Western Sydney including information, referrals, advice and representation.
WHO CAN USE OUR SERVICES?
To assess your eligibility, we will take into account factors such as: the type (and urgency) of your legal issue, whether you live in Western Sydney, your income and your personal circumstances.
Most people will receive legal information, a referral or advice. Some people may also receive representation by us.
Areas of law we advise on
CARE & PROTECTION (FACS) LAW
Early intervention by FACS
Matters after The Children’s Court
Appeals from Children’s Court proceedings
Family Group Conferencing
Section 86 contact mediation
Section 90 Applications
Issues about money – such as personal credit/debt
Issues about goods – such as items not in the possession of their owner
Motor vehicle accidents involving damage to vehicle or property, but not injury to people
Personal violence and Apprehended Personal Violence Orders (APVOs)
Employment – for employees only
Neighbourhood issues – such as disputes over fences, trees and vegetation, noise, barking or dangerous dogs, and privacy
Planning Ahead documents – such as a Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship or Advance Care Directive
Guardianship – including matters leading towards or already in the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal
Death-related matters such as a Will, death without a will, and funerals
NSW Victims Services Scheme
Some complaints – about consumer goods and services received; some government agencies and decisions; and personal lenders
Minor crimes dealt with by a fine or Court Attendance Notice (CAN) – such as offensive or dangerous behaviour and common assault
Parenting after separation
Property disputes after separation
Family violence and Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs)
Minor offences dealt with by a fine or Court Attendance Notice (CAN) – such as disobeying road rules including speeding, negligent driving, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, driving whilst unlicensed or with an unregistered and uninsured vehicle
We have 2 offices located at Parramatta and Rooty Hill. To contact your local office, you can telephone, email or drop in to our Parramatta office.
Phone: 02 8833 0911
Please include your phone number in your email contact, so that one of our Legal Intake Officers can call you to proceed with your enquiry.
Address: Suite 302, Level 3, 107 Phillip Street, Parramatta NSW 2150 Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am to 5pm (closed 1pm to 2pm)
ROOTY HILL OFFICE
Please note: The Rooty Hill office is open by appointment only
Address: 76 Rooty Hill Road North, Rooty Hill NSW 2766 Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:30am to 4:30pm (closed 1pm to 2pm)
For people with a physical disability or limited mobility, we have level access at all of our offices.
For people who need to communicate in a language other than English, please call us via the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Or call us directly and we will call TIS with you.
For people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech impaired, call us via the National Relay Service (NRS) on 133 677 for TTY/voice calls or SMS Relay to 0423 677 767. Or call us directly and we will call the NRS with you.