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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. 

2019-20 LCLC Training Calendar…watch this space, new items added as they are scheduled!

 

Date and Time

Session

Venue

 

   

 

   

Monday 

3 February 2020

10am to 1.30pm

LLV “Centrelink” Day incl.

Welfare Rights

Room 2, Level 2 Launceston Library, Civic Square Launceston

Monday

 10 February 2020

10am to 1.30pm

Two sessions with the LCLC solicitor:

1)Letter Writing for LLVs 

2)Legal Injunctions

Room 2, Level 2 Launceston Library, Civic Square Launceston

Tuesday 

11 February 2020

10am to 3.30pm

Domestic Violence awareness Training Day:

Lifeline: DV awareness

FVCSS: Introduction to FV counselling services

Women's Legal Tasmania: The Gendered Lens workshop.

LCLC solicitor: Family Law, what about the children?

 

Starting Point Neighbourhood House 6 Prossers Forrest Rd Ravenswood 

Monday

17 February 2020

10am to 3.30pm

Ethics 101 and Self Care for Legal Literacy Volunteers Room 2, Level 2 Launceston Library, Civic Square Launceston

Tuesday

3rd March 2020

10am to 3.30pm

Domestic Violence awareness Training Day

Lifeline: DV awareness

FVCSS: Introduction to FV counselling services

Women's Legal Tasmania: The Gendered Lens workshop.

LCLC solicitor: Family Law, what about the children?

 

     

Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House

Old Talbot Hotel Fingal

Tuesday

17th March 2020

10am to 12.30pm

 Domestic Violence awareness Training Day

Lifeline: DV awareness

FVCSS: Introduction to FV counselling services

Women's Legal Tasmania: The Gendered Lens workshop.

LCLC solicitor: Family Law, what about the children?

 

 George Town Neighbourhood House 187 Agnes St

Tuesday

7th April 2020

10am to 12.30pm

 Domestic Violence awareness training

Lifeline: DV awareness

FVCSS: Introduction to FV counselling services

Women's Legal Tasmania: The Gendered Lens workshop.

LCLC solicitor: Family Law, what about the children?

 

 Deloraine House

112 Emu Bay Rd

 

   
     
   

 

  

 

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.