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Barwon Community Legal Service extends Seeking Refuge Project to support Afghan Refugees

Barwon Community Legal Service (BCLS) has collaborated with Diversitat to provide free information and support for the people of Geelong Afghan communities who have been devastated by the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.   This program is funded from remaining Seeking Refuge Project funding obtained in 2016, and is supported by Bellarine for Refugees. The collapse of

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Exciting opportunity for a part time social worker at BCLS

We have a part time opportunity for a suitably qualified social worker to provide support, counselling and advocacy to women who are experiencing, at risk of experiencing or recovering from family violence. You will also recruit, mentor and supervise social work students undertaking professional placement. Applications including a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria

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We are getting creative for the #16DaysofActivism

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. In recognition of this, Barwon Community Legal Service, in collaboration with, The Geelong Women’s Social Action Network invite

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Exciting opportunities available for paralegal and admin support role at BCLS

Barwon Community Legal Service currently has two exciting opportunities available for a paralegal role and an administrative assistant role. See below position descriptions for further information. PARALEGAL  BCLS has a part time opportunity for a suitably qualified person to provide paralegal support to our lawyers, and also to provide reception relief. Applications including a cover

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Criminal Offences – How we can help and where you can go

BY MARIJANA HAWKINS A criminal offence is an offence or “crime” against the state, as also known as breaking the law. When laws are broken, and they’re considered crimes against the state (or government), they’re known as criminal offences. Crimes against the state are offences which are considered harmful to other people or the community.

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BCLS Welcomes Back Students

BY MANDI HYLAND We are very excited to re-commence our student program after many months of it being stalled due to COVID-19 lockdowns. It was hard in March 2020 to say farewell to our student volunteers because we went into lockdown. We previously had law students assisting our work by helping our lawyers with administrative

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COVID Service Update

We are continuing to provide legal help and support services to our community members remotely via phone. Our office doors are currently closed until Friday 11th June.  If you have a legal problem and need help please call us on 1300 430 599 (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday).

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Join Our Board

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates to fill a number of vacancies on our board. Working with your fellow directors and the CEO you will contribute to and oversee the achievement of our strategic objectives, whilst remaining accountable for the organization’s overall performance. Candidates must be able to demonstrate leadership,

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