In celebration of Law Week 2018 the BCLS team headed out to the Corio Community Health Centre and provided free legal health checks and information to the local community. We engaged with over 70 community members and completed almost 30 legal health checks with community members. Legal health checks are an important way of identifyingContinue Reading
Helping community workers become legal issue spotters
On Thursday 22 February 2018, twenty community workers from organisations ranging from Colac to Corio came to BCLS for our training session ‘Law for Community Workers: Identifying Legal Issues & Finding Legal Help For Your Clients.’ The group was diverse and included Health and Disability Workers, Counsellors and Social Workers and staff from Retirement Villages.Continue Reading
Free Information Session: Job Hunting & Skilled Visa Options
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 1 PM Our Sort It! team is running a free legal information session for international students at Deakin. The session will be presented at Burwood and live streamed to Geelong where we will have one of our friendly lawyers hosting the event. Need to know more about applying for a TemporaryContinue Reading
Celebrating 30 Years!
On Friday 11th November we celebrated 30 years of the Barwon Community Legal Service assisting the community with an event for our staff, volunteers, board members and supporters both past and present. An exciting part of the event was the screening of the new BCLS movie which showcases the work that we do forContinue Reading
Dancing in the streets!
On Saturday 12 November, Barwon Community Legal Service joined staff from Bethany Community Support, Diversitat, City of Greater Geelong and a bunch of young people to stop traffic in Geelong CBD between Market Square and Westfield Shopping Centres. The group surprised unassuming shoppers with a Flash Mob dance in the street that was aimed atContinue Reading