Fines and Infringements

Graduates help save elderly client from an undeserved fine

Our placement graduates learnt first hand the value of community legal centres while achieving a win for an elderly vulnerable client. Joan* visited BCLS with a failure to comply with a fire prevention notice and a fine of $1500 for not maintaining her yard. She was living solely on a Disability Support Pension and was […]

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Fines and Infringements – Community Workers Forum

Barwon Community Legal Service Lawyer, Lee Bolton, joined staff from Fitzroy Legal Service to hold a Community Workers Forum in Geelong in February this year. Fitzroy Legal Service presented an overview of criminal law, sentencing and the duties of care and confidentiality. Lee’s session focused on Fines and Infringements and local workers were given the […]

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