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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

******In light of the current COVID-19 situation all Legal Literacy training and Community events have been cancelled to be rescheduled once it is safe to do so. Please stay safe.*******

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; 
  • Centrelink Basics – including forms
  • Letter Writing for LLVs together with a session on Legal Injunctions
  • Ethics and Self Care

 These courses will be run in Launceston and across the north during 2020 as demand determines.

In addition during 2020 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. 

******In light of the current COVID-19 situation all Legal Literacy training and Community events have been cancelled to be rescheduled once it is safe to do so. Please stay safe.*******

 2020 LCLC Training Calendar…watch this space, new items added as they are scheduled!

 

Date and Time

Session

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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.