Community Legal Education

WESTS celebrates 10 years

The Western Sydney Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service (WESTS) recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary at Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC). They were pleased to be joined by Dr Geoff Lee, Member for Parramatta and Parliamentary Secretary for Western Sydney and Multiculturalism. The celebration included speeches by Dr Robert Mowbray (former WESTS Tenant Advocate [...]

Building relationships in multicultural Western Sydney

Leticia Marquez (right) and Rosemary Kariuki-Fyfe, at the African Women’s Group End of Year Celebration. Leticia Marquez is the Multicultural Specialist Court Advocacy Worker at WSCLC. This role is part of the Parramatta Womens’ Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS). WDVCAS provides information, support and referrals for women dealing with domestic violence legal [...]

WSCLC meets with delegation from China University of Political Science and Law

On 24 January 2018, 27 students and lecturers from the China University of Political Science and Law attended the Parramatta Community Justice Clinic (PCJC). WSCLC solicitors spoke with the delegation about WSCLC, our projects and our impact on the wider community. We shared a number of case studies with the delegation and talked more broadly [...]

Working together for justice for WSU students and the wider community

For over eight years Western Sydney University (WSU) and Western Sydney Community Legal Centre have been working together to provide legal services to students and disadvantaged people in the Western Sydney Community. Zaky Orya (Student Legal Services Solicitor) and Susannah Coles (Parramatta Community Justice Clinic Solicitor) Currently two programs are provided through this [...]

WSCLC at NAIDOC

This year Western Sydney Legal Centre held a stall at the local NAIDOC event hosted by City of Parramatta Council on Saturday 8th July. It was a wonderful opportunity for our organisation to connect with local community, network with the many other organisations attending, to promote the many services we provide and to celebrate Aboriginal [...]

WSCLC and Mt Druitt TAFE working together in support of local Koori kids

The WSCLC Children’s Court Assistance Scheme (CCAS) has been working with Mt Druitt TAFE and the NRL on a program to support local Koori kids. The program began when WSCLC was approached by Mt Druitt TAFE. A group of students at the TAFE, who are NRL players studying Certificate IV in Youth Work, were keen [...]

New tenancy outreach service in Western Sydney

The Western Sydney Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service (WESTS) has begun a new outreach service in Penrith every Wednesday from 8:30am to 4:30pm (with a break for lunch from 1-2pm). Tenants are welcome to drop-in or make an appointment to get advice (please call 8833 0933 if you wish to make an appointment.) The outreach [...]