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Becoming a Legal Literacy Volunteer with LCLC

Who are Legal Literacy Volunteers?

They:

  • Are NOT LAWYERS
  • Are Local
  • Help people complete/understand forms and documents of all kinds
  • Want to help empower others in their community
  • Are screened for suitability to perform the role
  • Receive full training and ongoing support from Launceston Community Legal Centre
  • Enter a binding confidentiality agreement to maintain client confidentiality
  • Work within strict guidelines
  • Work at local Neighbourhood Houses, Centrelink and LCLC
  • DO NOT give legal advice
  • Learn lots
  • Meet people and enjoy what they do
  • Receive recognition for work done

If you are interested in finding out more about joining our team of volunteers, telephone our Legal Literacy Program Coordinator on 6334 1577.

We ask all potential Legal Literacy Volunteers to provide:

  • Your resume
  • The details of two referees

 

Current Training Program for Legal Literacy Volunteers and Potential Volunteers

All volunteers need to complete the Basic Induction Program before they can become a fully fledged Legal Literacy Volunteer. This consists of four sessions.

  • Basic Introduction; 
  • Ethics and Self Care
  • Letter Writing
  • Centrelink Basics – including forms

 

These courses will be run in Launceston and across the north during 2018 as demand determines.

In addition during 2018 we will be running a series of Community Legal Education sessions on a variety of themes. These are open to all interested members of the public.  For more information on sessions in your area or to arrange a talk for your community group please ring 6334 1577.

Our Volunteers attend these information sessions, in their local area, as part of their ongoing training. 

2018 LCLC Training Calendar…watch this space, new items added as they are scheduled!

 

 

 

 

Date

Session

Venue

Tuesday 25 September 2018 10am to 3.30pm

 Life is Short:Be prepared!

Community symposium day

 Deloraine House

112 Emu Bay Rd

Wednesday 3 October 2018

10am to 12.30pm

Renting and the Law in Tasmania +

Consumer Law in Australia: What are my rights?

Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House

 

Wednesday 17 October 2018 11am

Renting in Tasmania: what is the Law?

Scottsdale LINC

51 King St 

 

Thursday 18 October 2018

10am to 3.30pm

Life is Short:Be prepared!

Community symposium day

Cancer Care Centre

69 Howick St Launceston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested?

To RSVP for any of these sessions or for further information please contact Legal Literacy Program on 63341577 or email  beylara.ra@lclc.net.au

 

If you think you might be interested in finding out more,
contact our Legal Literacy Program Coordinator on 6334 1577 today.