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1. Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver
CLC/Agency: Financial Rights Legal Centre
Contact Person: Drew MacRae
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 12-07-2017

The Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver can help people through the complications, pitfalls and hurdles of car insurance. Click on the Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver button, answer a few simple questions and the Problem Solver will lead you to the actions you should take and provide you with all advice, sample letters, detailed fact sheets you require. Available on your tablet, smart phone or desktop at mva.financialrights.org.au, the Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver is accessible any time of the day to help answer some of the most common questions people face when they have an accident and are navigating the tricky insurance terrain.

2. Consumer leases - what community workers need to know
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 10-03-2017

Legal Aid Queensland held a free webinar for community workers on Consumer leases: what community workers need to know. The session covers: · consumer lease law overview – what law applies? · how to deal with typical leases when they become unaffordable · rental companies – what to do if the contract is unfair · repossession of rental goods – what do consumers need to know? · consumer lease case studies · how to help clients access their legal rights through Legal Aid Queensland’s Consumer Protection team.

3. 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.

4. Community Law Toolkit
CLC/Agency: Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Contact Person: John Jablonka
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 31-01-2017

The Community Law toolkit is for service providers, lawyers and community leaders working with Aboriginal people living in Darwin Aboriginal Communities. The kit was created in 2015-16 as part of a project to understand and respond to legal education needs of Aboriginal people living in Darwin Aboriginal Communities and increase access to and understanding of the Northern Territory (NT) legal system.

5. 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 ...

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme (CLLAS)a client's guide
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 31-08-2016

he Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme (CLLAS) helps financially disadvantaged people who have a civil law claim by paying some of the costs involved in preparing a claim for settlement negotiations or court proceedings.

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.

13. Rights on Show 2016
CLC/Agency: Darwin Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Saskia Strange
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 01-04-2016

Darwin Community Legal Service's 22nd human rights art award and exhibition will be held at the Darwin Supreme Court.

14. 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
15. Consumer and trader disputes
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Lamont
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 27-07-2015

This guide provides general information about how to resolve a dispute with a trader involving an amount of $25,000 or less. The consumer-trader dispute claim procedures provide a quick and affordable way to help you collect what you are owed. You can do it yourself, without using a lawyer.

16. Folk Law CD and Songbook
CLC/Agency: Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS)
Contact Person: Robert Lachowicz
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 20-04-2015

The CD contains 18 original songs about common legal problems; shopping, renting, credit, buying cars, driving, bulling, police, courts, family violence, work rights, dispute resolution and discrimination. The history of law, democracy, human rights and citizenship are also covered.

The Songbook contains song lyrics and chords for ukulele and guitar plus key information about the law and basic music theory. The songs cover a range popular music styles – reggae, rap, rock, folk, funk, soul, ska, cha cha cha, blues, country, calypso, klezmer, gospel and jazz. The songs can also be read as poems or rapped.

Four music clips have been made.

17. General law fact sheets
CLC/Agency: Darwin Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Saskia Strange
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 26-02-2015

Three general law fact sheets:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Hardship variation to loans
  • Consumer leases
  • LGBTQI discrimination
  • Buying a car with finance

Fact sheets available from the publications link on the DCLS website.

18. The Queensland Law Handbook
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Camielle Donaghey
Jurisdiction: QLD Commonwealth
Date Added: 19-12-2014

A plain-English guide to the law.

19. Seniors Legal and Support Service Factsheets
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Seniors Legal And Support Service
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 19-12-2014

Caxton has produced a series of eight fact sheet designed to address common legal issues for older people living in Queensland.

  1. Sharing a home with friends or family
  2. Financial gifts and loans
  3. Decision making and power of attorney
  4. Raising money from the family home
  5. Talking about fi...
20. Lawyers Practice Manual of Queensland
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Camielle Donaghey
Jurisdiction: QLD Commonwealth
Date Added: 19-12-2014

A loose-leaf subscription based manual aimed at lawyers.

This product is a narrative guide to the practice and procedure of law in Queensland. This compendium of law assists in achieving better and faster outcomes for practitioners in dealing with a variety of legal issues.

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