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Legal Lingo Bingo

Subtitle Using an interactive and simple game to explore common legal issues

This interactive game explores a range of common legal issues through a variation of the traditional bingo format. Players match picture squares to their playing sheet while the facilitator explains each one, giving examples of problems that could arise and services available (see example playing sheet attached).

As with the traditional format, a player matching five squares in a row calls ‘Legal Lingo Bingo!’ and wins a small prize.

ECLC has run Legal Lingo Bingo at a range of recent CLE sessions including English as a Second Language classes, Indigenous communities, groups of young people and even our Centre AGM.

In meeting the needs of various communities, the contents of the playing sheet has been adapted to suit the audience. For example, the common legal issues facing international students might differ to those for seniors. We have found it to be an engaging and interactive tool for raising awareness about a range of common legal problems and helping the community to identify when a problem has a legal aspect.

CLC/Agency Eastern Community Legal Centre
Project resources PDF ECLC_bingo.pdf
Categories Click to expand[+]
Area of Law
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Accidents, compensation & insurance
  • Arrest, bail and going to court
  • Cars and driving
  • Children and young people
  • Consumers
  • Courts
  • Crime and offences
  • Debt and credit
  • Discrimination and human rights
  • Family law and relationships
  • Family or domestic violence
  • Going to court
  • Government
  • Housing and land
  • Immigration and refugees
  • Lawyers and the legal system
  • Neighbours
  • Older persons law
  • Pensions and allowances
  • Police powers
  • Victims
  • Wills, estates and planning ahead
  • Work and employment
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Children and young people
  • Community organisation
  • Community workers
  • Consumers
  • Educational institution
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex people
  • General public
  • Homeless people
  • Lawyers
  • Local government
  • Men
  • Natural disaster victims
  • New Arrivals and/or Refugees
  • Older persons
  • Parents
  • People experiencing a mental illness
  • People experiencing family or domestic violence
  • People from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • People with a disability
  • People with a substance abuse problem
  • Prisoners
  • Rural, Regional or Remote people
  • State government
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Commonwealth
  • VIC
Method of Delivery
  • Drama or theatre
  • Workshop/s, seminar or forum
Project Type
  • Community Legal Education
Project uploaded to CLEAR 3rd May 2012
Contact Person Amy Johnstone
Contact Position Community Development Coordinator
Contact Email
Contact Phone (03) 9285 4822
Production/Delivery Date 2009 onwards
Evaluation Not Stated

As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be contacted to confirm the currency of the information provided. 

Review Date 3rd May 2013

Disclaimer: Laws and policies are often changing. We encourage you to check the currency of any laws or policies referenced in the above CLEAR project.

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