Law Week 2013 (13th – 17th May)

law week 2013

Law Week is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the legal system of WA and to show your support for law and justice in our community.

The Law Society of Western Australia will be hosting Law Week 2013 with array of different events being held throughout the week, encouraging the community to become more informed and involved in law and justice in WA.  Free seminars will be held; information sessions, lectures, court tours and free legal advice. As a community legal centre (CLC), Midland Information, Debt and Legal Advocacy Service Inc (MIDLAS) is delighted to see so many of our fellow CLCs participating in the 2013 Law Week programme.

Law Week 2013 showcases: Women’s Law Centre, Albany Community Legal Service, Consumer Credit Legal Service, Gosnells Community Legal Centre, Peel Community Legal Services, Fremantle Community Legal Centre, Wheatbelt Community Legal Centre, Goldfields Community Legal Centre and more.

As a CLC, MIDLAS will continue to participate in informing and involving people through MIDLAS Media which uses social media to connect with our networks. MIDLAS provides a free legal service to victims of family and domestic violence. Click here to view our videos about  Domestic Violence and how to keep yourself safe  http://www.midlas.org.au/media/socialmedia/.

The WA Strategic Plan for Family and Domestic Violence 2009-2013 “focuses on providing better integrated service responses to families who find themselves victims of domestic and family violence.”  One of the fundamental aims of the Plan is to strengthen community understanding and awareness that family and domestic violence is not acceptable.  Recognising the importance of this area of law, the Law Society of WA is facilitating two events during Law Week that focus on the law and justice relating to domestic violence.  Follow this link for more information about the events being held during Law Week:  https://www.lawsocietywa.asn.au/events-programme-community.html.

MIDLAS aims to empower disadvantaged and vulnerable people within our community who are experiencing distress by providing them with free services and confidential information, options, referral and support so they can navigate barriers to achieve a better way of life. You can contact MIDLAS by visiting our contact page: http://www.midlas.org.au/contacts and leave us a private message to book an appointment with our highly experience and dedicated legal team. If you are experiencing any form of family or domestic violence, it is vital for you to stay safe.  A downloadable version of the MIDLAS safety plan can be found by clicking on the following link: http://www.midlas.org.au/midlas-domestic-violence-safety-plan. You can also make an appointment by contacting MIDLAS on 9250 2123.

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