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1. Piano Forte
CLC/Agency: Suncoast Community Legal
Contact Person: Toni Wills
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC
Date Added: 24-03-2017

Piano Forte is an educational theatre project that uses a fictional narrative to provide information about wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney whilst exploring the subtleties of elder abuse. It aims to arm seniors with legal information to help safeguard them from these types of abuse, as well as introduce the legal and support services available to help them.

2. 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.

3. 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 ...

4. 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.

5. Firearms and Family Violence
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

In May 2016 St Kilda Legal Service implemented the Family Violence Firearms Project to reduce the risk to a protected person under a family violence invention order , by restricting the perpetrator’s access to firearms. We produced a flier and website.

6. My Care, My Plans Card
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

To celebrate the City of Port Phillip Seniors Festival 2016, in partnership with Alfred Health we produced the My Care Card which which includes important details about who to contact if medical decisions need to be made for you.

7. Revenge Porn Resource
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

Revenge Porn St Kilda Legal Service have produced this resource to inform people of their rights if they’re the victim of revenge porn. Revenge porn is intimate images or videos that have been intentionally distributed without the consent of the individual involved and the distribution of the image is contrary to community standards of acceptable conduct.

8. 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.

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. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. Flash Mob
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 24-11-2016

On Saturday 12 November, Barwon Community Legal Service joined staff from Bethany Community Support, Diversitat, City of Greater Geelong and a bunch of young people to stop traffic in Geelong CBD between Market Square and Westfield Shopping Centres. The group surprised unassuming shoppers with a Flash Mob dance in the street that was aimed at raising awareness about respect and healthy relationships. This Flash Mob community campaign is one of many events being run as part of the Barwon Month of Action to Stop Men’s Violence Against Women. www.monthofaction.com.au

14. 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.

15. 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.

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

Looking for legal help? Poster.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. Does someone owe you money? A guide to help you claim a minor debt of $25,000 or less
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 05-07-2016

This guide provides general information about how to recover a debt of $25,000 or less – known as a minor debt.

20. 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.

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