It is important to ensure that fines are issued correctly before people on no or little income commit to paying money that would be better put towards daily expenses. With the introduction of the new administrative body, Fines Victoria, it is now easier for people to view the evidence of their infringement online and requestContinue Reading
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New Year, New Lawyers.
How long have you been with BCLS and what drew you to the community legal sector? Shane: I started with BCLS as a PLT student in June 2017, then a volunteer, and then I was employed as a Community Lawyer from December 2017. I have always been drawn to working in the community sector,Continue Reading
Tenancy Advice & Advocacy Program
IMPORTANT UPDATE We are regretfully closing our tenancy program from July 1, 2017 due to changes in funding allocations by Consumer Affairs Victoria. The exception is for Deakin University students who will continue to receive tenancy assistance through the Sort It partnership. From July 1, all other private tenancy-related matters should be referred to: Diversitat (Geelong andContinue Reading
Equality for all
As a Community Legal Centre we are committed to striving for equitable access to the legal system and justice, and the equal protection of human rights. We consider that the fundamental human rights principle of equality means that civil marriage should be available, without discrimination, to all couples, regardless of sex, sexual orientation or genderContinue Reading
Identifying Legal Issues & Finding Legal Help For Your Clients – Free Information Session
Law for Community Workers – FREE information session Identifying Legal Issues & Finding Legal Help For Your Clients Barwon Community Legal Service invites service providers and community workers to attend a FREE information session. This is an opportunity for new and existing workers to explore legal issues that affect your clients and members of ourContinue 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
Flash Mob – Do you like to dance?
Would you and your friends like to be involved in a Flash Mob and help us raise awareness about respect and healthy relationships? All are welcome! Meet at various rehearsal locations or view the movie to practice when it suits you! Rehearsal location 1 – fOrT Youth Centre, Wed 4.45-5.45pm 19 Oct – GeelongContinue Reading