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Community Legal Services
The health and well being of our staff and clients are our top priority. Due to the spread of the Coronavirus, we will no longer be offering face to face services (walk ins, legal clinics and face to face legal advice) until further notice. We will be continuing to offer phone legal advice and provide regular updates on our website.
(02) 8833 0911 or from 30th March 2020, until further notice, contact Legal Services on 0410 727 292 or 0416 717 101.
If the line is busy you will be diverted to voicemail, please leave your name and contact telephone number and we will return you call. We will not respond to text messages. If you are calling about a tenancy matter or in relation to one of our additional programs, please call us on the appropriate telephone numbers found on the Contact Us page.
Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm
If you have access to email you can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact telephone number and a brief description of your legal issue and we will contact you to follow up.
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.
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
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.