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1. Sample Letter Generator
CLC/Agency: Financial Rights Legal Centre
Contact Person: Julia Davis
Jurisdiction: NSW Commonwealth
Date Added: 07-03-2017

The new tool is an interactive letter generator that can help consumers, or community workers create professional and legal letters to send to financial service providers like banks, creditors and insurance companies. The tool is designed for consumers to use without assistance, and also for community workers to use with their clients. The insurance-related letters can be used all over Australia, but some of the letters about credit, debt and banking may only be applicable in NSW.

2. Northern Territory Law Handbook
CLC/Agency: Multiple agencies
Contact Person: Dorothy Fauls
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 27-01-2017

The NT Law Handbook is an easy-to-read guide to law in the Northern Territory. This approach to providing the community with plain language information on a comprehensive range of legal topics has been developed by AustLII, the NT Legal Aid Commission and the Darwin Community Legal Service, with the support of the Law Society of the Northern Territory Public Purposes Trust. Over 70 people from the legal community, government and community agencies donated their time, expertise and effort to ensure that the text is up-to-date and accurate. All sections have links to the primary legislation and case law as well as further information, including contacts should you require legal advice. Simply browse and click on any of the more than 100 ...

3. LawInfoNT
CLC/Agency: Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Contact Person: Dorothy Fauls
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 27-01-2017

LawInfoNT is a website with plain language information about the law for people in the Northern Territory. You can read, watch, listen or look at information; get information in different languages; and find a legal service near you.

4. The Queensland Law Handbook Online
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Camielle Donaghey
Jurisdiction: QLD Commonwealth
Date Added: 06-01-2017

The Queensland Law Handbook online is a comprehensive, plain-English legal resource designed to help you deal with your legal problems.

5. Bingo for Patients
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 22-12-2016

An interactive 'bingo' style presentation to help patients identify legal issues and link them to legal help (building on the 'Legal Lingo Bingo' tool developed by Eastern CLC). This is an ongoing project, delivered monthly to patients in collaboration with a local hospital.

6. Age Stage Radio
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 22-12-2016

Segment on RPP FM program dealing with legal issues for older people. Topics included: legal need, wills, powers of attorney, elder abuse, neighbour disputes, consumer issues, driving and accidents.

7. Legal Health Check POP UP shops!
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 24-11-2016

To celebrate Law Week this year we were out in our community offering free legal health checks and a shot in our blizzard machine to win instant prizes. A legal health check is a conversation starter to help people identify their legal problems and get help. There was an opportunity for community members to have a one–on–one chat with a legal professional and also take away resources to read at home. We ran six successful days of events in three locations, spending time at Bellarine Village in Newcomb, Colac Woolworths and Market Square in Geelong and spoke to over 1200 people.

8. Fines on the Radio
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 30-06-2016

Three radio interviews (two on ABC Radio Melbourne and one on 3CR Done by Law Program), regarding fines in Victoria, particularly for toll fines, how they escalate and the serious legal consequences.

9. Buying a used car from a motor dealer—your legal rights
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 07-06-2016

This guide provides general information about car contracts, finance contracts and insurance policies when you are buying a used car.

10. Has your licence been disqualified for more than two years?—A guide to help you apply to remove your licence disqualification
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 07-06-2016

This guide provides information on where to apply to get your licence back (court or the Department of Transport and Main Roads) and how to complete the relevant application forms. If you need to go to court to get your driver licence back, this guide provides information on how to prepare for court and what to expect when you go to court.

11. Fines Seminar for Workers
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 30-05-2016

An overview of the Victorian infringements system, including tips and traps when helping clients.

12. Guys Gotta Know
CLC/Agency: Women's Legal Service Tasmania
Contact Person: Kim Woolley
Jurisdiction: TAS
Date Added: 19-05-2016

A plain English, modern and relevant website for young Tasmanian men seeking information about issues relevant to them, both legal and non-legal.

PDF 13. Legal Brochure: Licences and Traffic Offences
CLC/Agency: Legal Advice Clinic, School of Law, University of South Australia
Contact Person: Matthew Atkinson
Jurisdiction: SA
Date Added: 13-04-2016

The booklet outlines the procedures and other relevant information regarding licences and what happens if you are charged with having committed a traffic offence.

14. Law Week BBQ and Free Legal Health Check Clinic
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 12-01-2016

In 2015 we Celebrated Law Week and ran a community BBQ and legal health checks for residents of the local SalvoConnect residence.

15. Stress Buster Day
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 12-01-2016

'Stress Less’ game - students were given a legal stress and given the opportunity to win a prize if they guessed the legal solution.

Example:

  • Legal Stress - You heater isn't working in the house you rent Legal 
  • Solution - Send notice to your landlord for urgent repairs
16. Legal Health Check for Taxi Drivers
CLC/Agency: Central Highlands Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Jessica Frost-Camilleri
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 07-01-2016

The Taxi Services Commission funded the design, preparation and distribution of the publication Legal Health Check for Taxi Drivers. This publication aimed to provide targeted information for Taxi Drivers in the form of a booklet.

The booklet provides plain English information on the following topics:

  • Chapter 1 Leasing, purchasing and driver agreements 
  • Chapter 2 Disputes with operators, accreditation and disciplinary matters 
  • Chapter 3 Fines and infringements 
  • Chapter 4 Motor Vehicle Accidents 
  • Chapter 5 Workers compensation and victims of crime 

The booklet contains a check list for each chapter and a list of useful contacts and li...

17. Has your licence been disqualified for more than two years?
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Lamont
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 23-07-2015

This guide can help you if you have been disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver licence absolutely or for a period greater than two years, and you have already served at least two years of the disqualification period, and your disqualification was imposed in Queensland, and you want to apply to get your driver licence back.

18. Are you going to lose your driver licence?
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Lamont
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 23-07-2015

This guide can help you if you are going to lose your driver licence and you want to apply to the court for a work licence or special hardship order.

19. Legal Information for Taxi Drivers
CLC/Agency: Fitzroy Legal Service
Contact Person: Ela Stewart
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 06-07-2015

Fitzroy Legal Service provides legal information as part of the 13CABS advanced training for taxi drivers.

The topics covered as part of the 1-hour weekly sessions include:

  • Dealing with police
  • Fines and Infringements
  • Accidents and Insurance
  • Compensation: Workcover and VOCAT
  • Fare Evasion
  • Assault and Sexual Assault
  • Privacy

Copies of the presentations can be obtained via the contact details below.

20. Learning the law
CLC/Agency: Victoria Legal Aid
Contact Person: Madeline Ryan
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 05-06-2015

'Learning the law' is an online suite of teaching tools for secondary specialist school teachers. It is suitable for students with a mild intellectual disability in years 8 to 12. Teachers in mainstream schools who want simplified materials on these topics may also find Learning the law useful.

'Learning the law' covers two topics:

  • Fines; and 
  • Driving. 

Each topic includes a short video, interactive online activities and a teachers' resource. Victoria Legal Aid can provide free professional development to special school teachers on this resource and the legal topics it covers.

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