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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

Monday 18 November 2019

10am 

LCLC solicitor talk on Wills, Powers of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship, funerals and getting things in order

Open to the Public 

Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House 

Old Talbot Hotel 

 

 Monday 18 November 2019

11.30am

 

 

 Robert Kewley, Financial Information Service officer with the Department of Human Services will talk on financial considerations into the future. (This is a brilliant talk!)

Open to the Public

Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House 

Old Talbot Hotel 

 Monday 18 November 2019

11.30am

 

 

Palliative Care Tasmania will give a talk on myth busting palliative care and Advanced Care Dirctives

Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House 

Old Talbot Hotel 

 

Monday 18 November 2019

10am 

 

LCLC solicitor talk on Wills, Powers of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship, funerals and getting things in order

Open to the Public 

Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House 

Old Talbot Hotel 

 

 

 Monday 18 November 2019

11.30am

 

 

 David Murray, Financial Information Service officer with the Department of Human Services will talk on financial considerations into the future. (This is a brilliant talk!)

Open to the Public

 

Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House 

Old Talbot Hotel 

Thursday 28 November

10am to 3.30pm 

 

Basic Training (Day 1) for new Legal Literacy Volunteers 

 

 Deloraine House

112 Emu Bay Rd

Deloraine

 

 Thursday 5 December

10am to 3.30pm 

 "Centrelink"  Training Day (Day 2) for new Legal Literacy Volunteers   Deloraine House

112 Emu Bay Rd

Deloraine

  

 

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.