Our talented family law solicitor, Samiha, has spoken for a YouTube video that will be used as part of the course materials for a unit at Western Sydney University (WSU). Samiha’s input will contribute to the topic ‘Thinking about Justice and Equality’ in the first year law subject, ‘Legal Analysis and Critique’.
Samiha said, ‘I feel very honoured to have been able to contribute to students developing an understanding of the work that we do as community legal centres (CLCs)’. Referring to her own personal experience as a law student, Samiha stated, ‘it [legal practice] is very different to what I thought it would be… because of television, students often think legal work is about being adversarial and litigious. At community legal centres, it’s more about helping people who fall between the cracks, and assisting them before the court process’.
In the video, Samiha gives a great overview of the services offered by WSCLC, and describes the factors that can impact on peoples’ access to justice, including homelessness, age and disability. Samiha also outlines an important case she recently assisted with, involving a female client negotiating a domestic violence situation. Samiha was able to achieve a favourable outcome for our client. Learn more about the case by watching the video below:
Samiha and fellow WSCLC solicitors, including Louise (currently also our Acting Director), Susannah and Peter additionally look forward to attending the WSU First Year High Achievers Night on 13 August! The function will celebrate students who have achieved outstanding outcomes in their studies.
Feature photo: Family law solicitor Samiha with solicitor Sarah in front of Parramatta River