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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 2019 as demand determines.

In addition during 2019 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. 

2019 LCLC Training Calendar…watch this space, new items added as they are scheduled!

 

Date

Session

Venue

Thursday 21 March 2019

10am to 3.30pm

 Ethics 101 and Self Care for Legal Literacy Volunteers  Ravenswood Community Health Centre

39/41 Lambert St, Ravenswood

 

Tuesday 26 March 2019

 

10am to 3.30pm

 Ethics 101 and Self Care for Legal Literacy Volunteers  Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House

Wednesday 3 April 2019

1pm to 4pm 

Employment Law and YOU!

Community Legal Education talk for LLVs and the Public 

Ravenswood Community Health       Centre

39/41 Lambert St, Ravenswood

 Monday 8th April 20019

11am to 12noon

Employment Law and YOU!

Community Legal Education talk for LLVs and the Public 

 Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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.