News & Events

Festive Season Closure

BCLS will close for the festive season on Friday 23rd December 2016 and will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017. We wish everyone a safe and happy festive season and new year.

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Like us on Facebook

Don’t forget to ‘like’ our facebook page to keep up-to-date with our news and upcoming events in our region. You can find our new BCLS movie and the flashmob movie on our facebook page.   https://www.facebook.com/barwoncls/

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30 Year Celebration!!

Barwon Community Legal Service is turning 30!!! Please come and celebrate with us.   5.30-7.00pm, Friday 11 November 2016 Eastern Hub, 285A McKillop St, East Geelong Light Refreshments and Entertainment Provided   RSVP essential by 7 November 2016  rsvp@barwoncls.org.au or 1300 430 599

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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 are welcome!  Meet at various rehearsal locations or view the movie to practice when it suits you!   Rehearsal location 1 – fOrT Youth Centre, Wed 4.45-5.45pm 19 Oct – Geelong […]

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Staff Profiles – Meet Jillian and Mikala

Meet Jillian Chapman and Mikala McIntyre, the editors of the BCLS newsletter. This highly competitive pair are passionate about social justice and enjoy working on projects that positively impact the lives of community members living in Barwon South West region.   Jillian is the Community Education and Development Coordinator at BCLS. Jillian’s role is to […]

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Free information session

Mikala McIntyre (Lawyer and Family Violence Project Worker) and Dr Lee FitzRoy (Principal Social Worker) at Barwon Community Legal Service will provide an overview of the services we offer clients experiencing family violence and the impact of cross applications for Family Violence Intervention Orders. Free event. Morning tea will be included. 17 November 2016 between […]

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We have moved!

On Monday 12th September we opened our doors at our new office located at Level 1, 63 Thomson Street, Belmont. After 14 years at our office in Pakington Street we are excited to have moved into our new premises in Belmont. We have expanded our service with a number of great new programs and have […]

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Popular collaborative event in Geelong

The Court Experience – Free Session for Community Workers   We ended 2015 on a high with local community workers attending a sold out interactive and informative session – The Court Experience:  Family Violence, Intervention Orders and Victim’s Compensation. Barwon Community Legal Service teamed up with Geelong Law Courts, Minerva Community Services, Bethany Community Support, […]

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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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