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1. 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 ...

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. When disaster strikes - cyclones, storms and floods: a guide to getting your insurance claim paid
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 05-07-2016

This guide is designed to help Queenslanders with their insurance claims after a storm, cyclone or flood. This guide provides advice on home building and contents insurance policies; it doesn’t provide advice on other types of insurance such as motor vehicle insurance policies.

6. Bushfires and insurance claims
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 05-07-2016

This factsheet outlines the process for making an insurance claim and explains your legal rights if your home or property has been damaged by a bushfire.

7. Need help getting an insurance claim paid?
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 04-07-2016

This factsheet is for helping you to make an insurance claim even if your premiums were not up to date, or there are concerns the damage is not covered by the policy you have.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Have you been in an accident?
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Lamont
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 27-07-2015

This guide can help you if there has been an accident and your vehicle or other property was damaged and you want to claim for the damage you were involved and a claim is being made against you.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. Personal Injury Self Help Kit
CLC/Agency: Suncoast Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Toni Wills
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 19-12-2014

The Online Personal Injury Self Help Kit has been prepared to help people pursue public liability personal injury claims, where the injury sustained is due to another person's negligence.

The kit is designed for smaller public liability personal injury claims where it would not be economically viable for a private law firm to act, or where a private law firm is not prepared, due to risk involved, to act on a 'no win-no fee' basis.

14. 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.

15. Everyday-Law Website
CLC/Agency: Victoria Law Foundation
Contact Person: Elisa Berg
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-12-2014

Everyday-Law has been developed to help Victorians better understand the law and their legal system by providing the best, easy-to-understand legal information in one spot.

You can search the site to:

  • better understand your legal issues
  • find someone who can help without breaking the bank
  • understand how Victorian courts and the legal system work
  • learn how to resolve disputes in and out of court
16. Victorian Legal Directory
CLC/Agency: Victoria Law Foundation
Contact Person: Elisa Berg
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-12-2014

'Have a Legal Question?' has been developed by Everyday-Law to help Victorians better understand the law and their legal system by providing the best, easy-to-understand legal information in one spot. The best everyday legal information in one place.

17. Victorian Law Help Directory
CLC/Agency: Victoria Law Foundation
Contact Person: Elisa Berg
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-12-2014

The Everyday-Law Online Directory is a comprehensive list of organisations that provide free or low-cost legal advice and information to Victorians on a wide range of issues. Use it to get the right help for your legal questions.

18. MOSAIC
CLC/Agency: Justice Connect
Contact Person: Liz Simpson
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 24-03-2014

MOSAIC (Migrant Outreach Services; Advice, Information, Community Education) is a program of Justice Connect that provides free legal advice and assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and recently arrived migrants.

Pro bono lawyers provide free face-to-face legal at Metro Migrant Resource Centre’s (MMRC) Ashfield office every Tuesday morning.

MOSAIC is a generalist service that provides clients with advice in relation to any civil law issues such as fines, credit and debt, housing, social security entitlements, car accidents, and discrimination.

MOSAIC also undertakes community legal education for caseworkers, community organisations and individuals as well as policy and law reform.

 

19. Hula Hoops and Legal Advice
CLC/Agency: Hunter Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Bronwyn Ambrogetti
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 12-03-2014

Hunter Community Legal Centre set up a hula hoop making stall at a family fun day in early 2014. Hunter CLC staff were on hand to help with hoop assembly and decoration advice. While the children were occupied, parents were able to take a legal health test to help them identify any legal issues they might be having and receive some free legal information.

20. Animated films: Indigenous civil and family law needs
CLC/Agency: Indigenous Legal Needs Project
Contact Person: Fiona Allison
Jurisdiction: NT VIC
Date Added: 11-02-2014

These two animated films present Indigenous peoples' accounts of common civil and family law problems (as well as research findings of the ILNP). It can be used as an education tool for Indigenous communities around civil and family law.

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