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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 1 May 2018 10am to 3.30pm

 Day 4 Legal Literacy Volunteer training, “Ethics 101 and Self Care”  Deloraine House

112 Emu Bay Rd

Tuesday 8 May 2018

2pm to 3.30pm

Renting in Tasmania: What’s the Law?

Westbury Community Health Centre

89 Meander Valley Rd

Wednesday 9 May 2018

2pm to 3.30pm

Renting in Tasmania: What’s the Law?

Campbell Town Community Health Centre, 70 High St 

 

Tuesday

15 May 2018

1.30pm

“Before Death: After Death” what you need to know”

Ravenswood Community Health Centre, Lambert St 

 Tuesday

22 May 2018

2pm

 Family Law: What about the kids/grandkids?  Westbury Community Health Centre

89 Meander Valley Rd

 

Tuesday 17 July 2018

11am to 12noon

 

Consumer Law, what are my Rights?

 

Westbury Community Health Centre

89 Meander Valley Rd

 Tuesday 25 September 2018 1.30pm to 2.30 Wills, Powers of Attorney and Enduring guardianship

 

Deloraine House

112 Emu Bay Rd

Wednesday 17 October 2018 11am                                         

Renting in Tasmania: What’s the Law?

Scottsdale LINC,

51 King St

 

Tuesday 20 November 2018 1.30pm  

 “Before Death: After Death” what you need to know. 

 Deloraine House

112 Emu Bay Rd

 

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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.