What can I expect from a Community Legal Centre?
At a Community Legal Centre, you will receive support from a team who are experts in their fields, and who provide a trauma-informed and culturally safe service. Community Legal Centres recognise that other social, emotional, health and financial issues may be affecting you, potentially exacerbating or compounding your legal issue. So, the team that supports you may include not just lawyers and paralegals, but also social workers, financial counsellors and other community services professionals from different disciplines.
Importantly, Victoria’s Community Legal Centres do not operate in isolation. While individual Community Legal Centres have their own geographic and target communities, where possible, the community legal sector operates collaboratively to maximise its impact and promote best outcomes for the people we assist.