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1. The Blurred Borders Project
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid WA
Contact Person: Jane Stewart
Jurisdiction: WA NT
Date Added: 14-12-2018

Many culturally connected Aboriginal communities span the Northern Territory/Western Australia border. Different laws apply on each side of the border, which can create confusion about the law for local Aboriginal people. The aim of Blurred Borders is to produce resource kits for legal and community service providers working with Aboriginal people in the NT/WA cross-border region. The resource kits use visual art and storytelling to help explain, in a culturally accessible way, the key legal concepts around bail and the criminal process, and family violence. These resources are also helpful for non-Aboriginal people and have been used with CALD individuals and those with cognitive impairments.

2. Essential services: prevention and pathways
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 03-11-2017

Utility contracts: reading a bill, finding the right contract, accessing hardship provisions and useful tips.

Information forum for community workers – Essential services: prevention and pathways.

Connecting your clients to the right services when problems emerge.

3. Gippsland Legal Assistance Forum
CLC/Agency: Gippsland Legal Service
Contact Person: Bruce Mapperson
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 22-06-2017

Aims of Gippsland Legal Assistance Forum 1. To act as a contact point for legal services assisting disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals in the region; 2. To provide a forum to enable legal services and communities of interest to exchange information and identify local issues requiring support or response; 3. To build the capacity of legal services across the region, and 4. To coordinate the promotion of legal services and the delivery of community legal education across the region. Strategy We will meet these aims by: • Being the recognised central point of legal services in Gippsland. Where possible and appropriate, collating information, research and projects which support the aims of GLAF; • Encouraging organisations to...

4. 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 ...

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. The Plain English Legal Dictionary
CLC/Agency: ARDS Aboriginal Corporation
Contact Person: Howard Amery
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 21-12-2016

This Legal Dictionary contains over 300 legal terms explained in plain English. This vital resource helps lawyers, police, judges and other legal staff to communicate with Indigenous people who do not speak English as a first language. The plain English descriptions provide meaningful and clear ways to discuss complex legal topics.

8. Legal Aid Queensland an overview of our services
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 09-12-2016

This webinar provides an overview of Legal Aid Queensland’s services and includes: • a brief overview of Legal Aid Queensland’s services including our legal information, advice and representation services • the types of legal problems we can help people with • who is eligible for legal aid and how to apply • how to contact us or refer people to us • some of the great features of the new Legal Aid Queensland website including free publications, useful legal information on a range of common legal problems and a new screen reader and translation tool.

9. The Plain English Legal Dictionary Northern Territory Criminal Law English-Djambarrpuyngu
CLC/Agency: ARDS Aboriginal Corporation
Contact Person: Howard Amery, Hannah Harper
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 06-12-2016

The Legal Dictionary contains over 300 legal terms explained in plain English, and translated into Djambarrpuyŋu (a language of northeast Arnhem Land). Available as a PDF or online interactive version.

10. One Law For All
CLC/Agency: ARDS Aboriginal Corporation
Contact Person: Howard Amery
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 06-12-2016

This paper gives insights into traditional law and governance, exploring how best to incorporate Yolngu traditional law and needs in setting up a constitution for the Northern Territory's possible move towards becoming a new state.

11. Accessible Legal Information
CLC/Agency: Legal Services Commission of South Australia
Contact Person: Melanie Robinson
Jurisdiction: SA
Date Added: 20-09-2016

The information is delivered verbally, in Auslan and with subtitles. Notably, the film caters to people with cognitive impairment, such as a brain injury, who have difficulty processing large amounts of visual information. The film is shot simply in black-and-white, edited at a very measured pace, and presents information clearly with minimal distractions.

12. Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme: a solicitor's guide
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 31-08-2016

The Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme (CLLAS) provides Queenslanders with financial assistance with civil law claims when a grant of aid is not available from Legal Aid Queensland.

13. What's the law? Australian law for new arrivals
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 31-08-2016

This educational DVD has 10 simple photo stories in basic English dealing with the most common legal issues experienced by recently arrived migrants and refugees.

14. Looking for legal help?
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 22-07-2016

Looking for legal help? Poster.

15. Need legal help? Ask Legal Aid Queensland
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 22-07-2016

Legal Aid Queensland helps people who have a legal problem but can't afford to pay a lawyer. We are an independent, government-funded legal service committed to helping the most disadvantaged members of our community.

16. Legal Aid Queensland wallet card
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 22-07-2016

Legal Aid Queensland wallet card.

17. The Farm & Rural Legal Service
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 05-07-2016

We offer legal help to primary producers who are experiencing financial hardship related to their business. We can also help you try to resolve debt related issues through negotiation and mediation. For example, we can help you negotiate with your bank, pastoral house, finance company or people you owe money.

18. Free legal help for war veterans
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 07-06-2016

Veterans or war widows who are claiming for war-caused disability benefits can get assistance with their cases from Legal Aid Queensland. Veterans or war widows can access free legal help to appeal decisions made about disability entitlements to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

19. 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.

20. Breaking Down Barriers
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 25-05-2016

Many people with disability face multiple complex barriers to accessing the justice system. At this innovative and informative forum, learn to empower your clients and hear from some of the leading experts in disability support services, legal services, the judiciary, social work and more. This full day forum also provides continuing professional development (CPD) points for lawyers and social workers, as well as an excellent opportunity for networking and learning about how to improve access to justice for your clients with disability.

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