Areas of Law - Barwon Community Legal Service

Areas of Law

Our team of community lawyers are experienced in a wide range of legal matters.

The areas of law and the level of support that we are able to provide clients is determined by a combination of our funding, the legal needs of our local community as well as our staff capacity.

Advice is available in the areas of law in which we practice, with referrals to other services available where we are unable to help.  Client eligibility for casework assistance is always assessed on a case by case basis and with consideration given to client’s circumstances and current demand for services.

A summary of our current areas of law and levels of support available is provided in the tables below.


✔ Assistance Available

Assistance Available, however some restrictions apply.  This may mean there are specific eligibility requirements or that we have limited capacity at this time. It is best to contact us to find out how we might be able to assist you.

TypeArea of LawAdviceCaseworkReferral
My FamilyChild’s Name on Birth Certificate
My FamilyChild Protection
My FamilyChild Support and Paternity
My FamilyFamily Law – Adoption
My FamilyFamily Law - Parenting
My FamilyFamily Law – Property
My FamilyFamily Law – Divorce and Separation
My WorkEmployment
My SafetyChildren’s Court – Intervention Orders
My SafetyChild Protection
My SafetyChild Support and Paternity
My SafetyFamily Violence
My SafetyPersonal Safety Intervention Orders
My MoneyBankruptcy
My MoneyBanking Disputes
My MoneyCentrelink/Social Security
My MoneyConsumer Law – Complaints
My MoneyCredit Cards & Loans
My MoneyDebts
My MoneyFines
My MoneyTaxation
My Rights With PoliceChildren’s Court – Criminal
My Rights With PoliceCriminal Law – Magistrate’s Court
My Rights With PoliceCriminal Law – County, Supreme or High Courts
My Senior YearsDeceased Estates
My Senior YearsElder Abuse & Family Violence
My Senior YearsGuardianship & Administration
My Senior YearsPowers of Attorney
My Senior YearsWills
My House and NeighboursConveyancing
My House and NeighboursNeighbourhood Disputes
My House and NeighboursProperty Law
My House and NeighboursTenancy – Tenants
My House and NeighboursTenancy – Landlords
Other Legal IssuesCommercial Matters
Other Legal IssuesCommunity Organisations/Clubs
Other Legal IssuesDefamation
Other Legal IssuesDiscrimination
Other Legal IssuesFreedom of Information
Other Legal IssuesImmigration
Other Legal IssuesLawyers – Complaints against
Other Legal IssuesCar Accidents
Other Legal IssuesCar Accidents – Personal Injury
Other Legal IssuesPersonal Injury
Other Legal IssuesVictims of Crime

Last modified on November 20th, 2020 at 11:50 am

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