News & Events

BCLS lawyers will ride 300km to raise money to Conquer Cancer

On the 22nd October our lawyers Mikala, Sam and Marijana will each take on the challenge of riding 100km in the Oneday to Conquer Cancer ride to raise money for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and cancer research.   The Peter Mac Cancer Centre does amazing work and I am proud to be raising money […]

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Contributing to the Fairer Safer Housing Review

Sam Hawkins (BCLS Lawyer) and Hugh Boulton (recent PLT student and BCLS volunteer) have been busy recently writing a number of submissions in response to the Victorian Government’s Review of the Residential Tenancies Act. The submisions explain how resolving disputes between tenants and landlords can be done better. One suggestion is for magistrates to be […]

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Expanding our Family Violence services

Social Work Project & Family Violence Project BCLS has implemented two projects that aim to provide a better holistic service to clients experiencing family violence – our new Family Violence Project headed by experienced Community Lawyer, Mikala McIntyre, and complementing this, our new Social Work Service headed by Dr Lee FitzRoy. Dr Lee FitzRoy joined […]

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Seeking Refuge

Currently, there are around 300 Asylum Seekers in Geelong and the surrounding area who have fled another country where they have experienced, or were at risk of experiencing, torture and persecution. Asylum Seekers have come to Australia seeking safety and now have one opportunity for protection by applying for a protection visa. The visa application […]

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Helping Deakin Uni Students

On 13 September, Lee Bolton our lawyer and Coordinator of the Deakin Legal Service took time out of a busy period (moving, delivering legal advice and casework via outreach, promoting the service at various Deakin University events, building legal knowledge in students) to visit our partners at the Eastern Community Legal Centre in Box Hill, […]

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Legal Health Check POP UP shops!

To celebrate Law Week this year we were out in our community offering free legal health checks and a shot in our blizzard machine to win instant prizes.   A legal health check is a conversation starter to help people identify their legal problems and get help. There was an opportunity for community members to […]

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We are now on Facebook!

Keep up-to-date with our news on Facebook! Please ‘like’ our page and share it with your FB friends and communities.   https://www.facebook.com/barwoncls/

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Free information session for Community Workers

Mikala McIntyre (Lawyer and Family Violence Project Worker) and Dr Lee FitzRoy (Principal Social Worker) will provide an overview of the services we offer clients experiencing family violence and the impact of cross applications for Family Violence Intervention Orders. When: Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm Where: Barwon Community Legal Service, Level 1, […]

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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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New Social Work Service

Introducing Dr Lee FitzRoy our new Principal Social Worker who joined the BCLS team in February to coordinate our new Social Work Service and supervise Social Work students from Deakin University and Monash University. Lee is a qualified social worker with over 25 years experience working in the community sector in Melbourne, regional Victoria (including […]

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