Events

Free Information Session: Job Hunting & Skilled Visa Options

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 1 PM Our Sort It! team is running a  free legal information session for international students at Deakin. The session will be presented at Burwood and live streamed to Geelong where we will have one of our friendly lawyers hosting the event. Need to know more about applying for a Temporary […]

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Celebrating 30 Years!

On Friday 11th November we celebrated 30 years of the Barwon Community Legal Service assisting the community with an event for our staff, volunteers, board members and supporters both past and present.   An exciting part of the event was the screening of the new BCLS movie which showcases the work that we do for […]

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Dancing in the streets!

On Saturday 12 November, Barwon Community Legal Service joined staff from Bethany Community Support, Diversitat, City of Greater Geelong and a bunch of young people to stop traffic in Geelong CBD between Market Square and Westfield Shopping Centres. The group surprised unassuming shoppers with a Flash Mob dance in the street that was aimed at […]

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Flash Mob! Do you like to dance?

Would you and your friends like to be involved in a Flash Mob and help us raise awareness about respect and healthy relationships? All welcome! Various rehearsal locations or view the movie to practice when it suits you! Rehearsal location 1 – fOrT Youth Centre, Wed 4.45-5.45pm Final event will take place at a secret […]

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Geelong Elder Abuse Forum

Join us on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day for the third Geelong Elder Abuse Forum – Practical sessions on recognising Elder Abuse Guest speakers: Kathy Day, Karingal Gary Ferguson, Seniors Rights Victoria   When: 9.30am -11.30am, Wednesday 15 June 2016 Venue: Eastern Hub, 285A McKillop Street, Geelong East Light morning tea provided Organised by Barwon […]

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BCLS Lawyer Elsie Stokie named Community Lawyer of the Year

Our very own Elsie Stokie has been named the Law Institute of Victoria’s 2015 Community Lawyer of the Year and was also a finalist for the Regional Lawyer of the Year award. We are incredibly pleased that Elsie’s decades of hard work and dedication to the legal service and her community has been recognised. Elsie […]

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Huge Turnout for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Events

Most people have heard about Child Abuse, but what about Elder Abuse? Elder Abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust, such as a family member or friend. Elder Abuse may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and can include mistreatment […]

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The Sort It! Deakin Legal Service helping Students

Landlord giving you grief? Had a car accident? Centrelink on your back? Sort It! Deakin Legal Service for Students is here to help! Deakin University Student Association in partnership with Eastern Community Legal Centre and BCLS continues to provide free legal services for Deakin University Students at multiple campuses. This week we were joined by […]

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Tenancy Road Show 2015

We kicked off Law Week 2015 on the road – promoting our free Tenancy Service to community members and running Law for Community Worker sessions on Renting and Housing Law. We travelled over 850kms visiting regional towns in the Western district including Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton and Camperdown. In addition to the Renting and Housing Law […]

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Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

 BCLS and Geelong Legal Aid staff members  In support of the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea initiative our staff hosted a lovely morning tea with members of the local Victoria Legal Aid office on 11 June. Our kitchen was chock-full of sweet treats courtesy of the talented bakers in our team and the culinary inclined […]

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