Law Week 2021

As part of our Law Week commitment, HRCLS is holding a number of activities and events, including FREE advice clinics by phone to provide access to justice and link our community with the law. Our major event is the popular Women in Law breakfast with special guest speaker Alex Wearne, a one-time lawyer here on the Border. We’re looking forward to getting back around the breakfast table on Thursday 20 May and welcoming everyone to our special gathering!

HRCLS Law Week calendar

Monday 17 May

10am-12.15pm

LBT – FREE advice with a lawyer 

Get a free phone consultation advice with a lawyer from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service. We provide advice on issues arising from COVID-19

Get a free consultation with a lawyer from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service. Please call us before the day to make your appointment and our lawyer will phone you to give advice on your legal issue. We can give advice on most generalist issues, except employment and criminal matters.

 


Tuesday 18 May

9.30-12.30pm

LBT – FREE advice with a lawyer 

Get a free phone consultation advice with a lawyer from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service. We provide advice on Family Violence and Family Law & issues arising from COVID-19

Get a free consultation with a lawyer from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service. Please call us before the day to make your appointment and our lawyer will phone you to give advice on your legal issue. We can give advice on issues related to Family Law and arising from Family Violence.

2-3pm

FREE Legal Health Check training 

Join our lawyers Raissa Butkowski and Taylor Smith-Stephens for this FREE training session on how to spot a legal problem and refer to a legal service for help. We know early intervention is a huge positive in helping get the best outcomes, and the sooner a person gets legal help, the sooner they can potentially remove a huge stress from their lives. This training is delivered in an easy format and will give you a basic understanding of what a legal is, how to identify and tools to help you refer quickly and easily to a lawyer.

For more information, read What is Legal Health Check training?

Cost: it’s FREE!

Register via Zoom.


11am-3pm

FREE face-to-face advice with a bushfire lawyer – Corryong 

Get a free consultation advice with a bushfire lawyer from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service.  We deliver advice on any issues arising from the 2020 bushfires issues arising from COVID-19 

Get a free consultation with a lawyer from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service. Please call us before the day to make your appointment and our lawyer will phone you to give advice on your legal issue. We can give advice on issues related to the 2020 bushfires.

 


Wednesday 19 May

9.30am-11am

LBT – FREE advice with a lawyer

Get a free phone consultation advice with a lawyer from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service.  We deliver advice on Family Violence and Family Law

Get a free consultation with a lawyer from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service. Please call us before the day to make your appointment and our lawyer will phone you to give advice on your legal issue. We can give advice on issues related to Family Law and arising from Family Violence.

 


9.45am-12pm

Face-to-face advice – Lavington Library 

Get a free consultation advice with a lawyer from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service. We deliver advice on generalist issues

Get a free consultation with a lawyer from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service. Please call us before the day to make your appointment and our lawyer will phone you to give advice on your legal issue. We can give advice on most generalist issues, except employment and criminal matters.

 


FREE Bite Size Law training

2-2.30pm

Bite Size Law – Fines and debts – what you need to know!

Register via Zoom.


3-4pm

LIVE Webinar – Dealing with legal issues and disputes post-bushfires

Bushfires present numerous challenges for residents and businesses in the recovery phase, which include how to deal with the legal problems that arise in the aftermath of the disaster.

As part of Law Week 2021, the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria – Hume Region will host a virtual interactive information session to help educate the community on dealing with disputes, conflict or neighbourhood issues, how to identify a legal issue, and where to go for assistance to address their problems. The session will include common scenarios, what constitutes a legal issue, how to settle a dispute, and a Q&A opportunity.  

Presenters include Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria – Hume Region, Hume Riverina Community Legal Service, and Consumer Affairs Victoria.

 


Thursday 20 May

7.45-9am

Women in Law Breakfast

The popular event returns in 2021! Our special guest is Alex Wearne, family lawyer with Reid Family Lawyers in Sydney. Alex began her legal career on the Border and is well known to many people in the legal profession in the region. We welcome her back to talk about her experiences, and the highlights and challenges across a successful career. This is always an engaging and informative event, bringing together women from the legal sector in our area. The Women in Law Breakfast will be held at the Albury Mantra Hotel. Register at Eventbrite.


10am-12.15pm 

LBT – FREE advice with a bushfire lawyer

Get a free phone consultation advice with a bushfire lawyer from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service.  We deliver advice on any issues arising from the 2020 bushfires issues arising from COVID-19  

Get a free consultation with a lawyer from the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service. Please call us before the day to make your appointment and our lawyer will phone you to give advice on your legal issue. We can give advice on issues related to the 2020 bushfires.