The Muslim Legal Network`s free legal referral service provides the entire Victorian Muslim community with a reliable legal referral service for legal advice, support and representation. The reference council includes municipal legal centres, government organizations, a panel of member practitioners and accredited specialists. The Flemington & Kensington Community Legal Centre provides legal information, advice and records to support community members with a focus on: debts, fines, social security, rental law, consumer rights, criminal law, motor vehicle incidents, employment, domestic violence, family law, migration, victims of crime, wills and powers of attorney. The Police Accountability Project provides assistance with complaints about racialized policing. 1300 792 387 8:00-18:00, Mon – Fri Chatwww.legalaid.vic.gov.au Inner Melbourne Community Legal (IMCL) is a generalist law firm with core competencies in all areas of law associated with common life issues: family law, domestic violence, criminal law, fines, tenancies, debts and victims of crime. You also have a financial advisor in the same location. IMCL provides a multi-layered level of service based on client needs, including legal advice, functions, case handling and court representation. They provide legal education primarily to community service workers to train them to identify common life problems that have a legal solution, and refer people to IMCL for legal aid. IMCL supports people who live, work, study or use services in the City of Melbourne. At a « Know Your Rights » workshop hosted by the Muslim Legal Network in August, IBAC Deputy Commissioner Katie Miller discussed what it means to apply new public health instructions for police oversight and Victoria`s public rights. Miller highlighted the important role organizations like the Muslim Legal Network play in helping people understand and navigate the changing legal environment during COVID-19. Fitzroy Legal Service offers free legal advice, records, information and referrals in areas of activity such as criminal law, family law, domestic violence, violations, victims of criminal assistance, civil law, tenancy and employment law.

For some criminal cases (in certain circumstances), a paid service is available. Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) provides free advice, information and recommendations on legal issues through its Legal Helpline and Legal Help Chat. Legal advice is subject to the eligibility guidelines. You can speak to VLA in your language. www.whittleseacommunityconnections.org.au/community-legal-services The following legal services have all committed to joining the ICV Islamophobia Support referral network and providing support and services to the community. They all provided information to the ICV to prove their qualifications, registrations, memberships, and ability to provide culturally appropriate services. Please contact us if you would like to know more about these legal services. Youthlaw provides free legal information and advice to people under the age of 25 in Victoria. They provide a range of services, including legal representation (on a case-by-case basis), general legal information on issues such as bullying and crime, and support for youth who have been victims of crime. They also tell you about police powers and your right to arrest.

Youthlaw Monash Law Clinics is a free community law centre supported by the federal and state governments and Monash University School of Law. Monash Law Clinics is also an educational institution and client files are managed by supervised students. Priority is given to clients who are disadvantaged for health or financial reasons, as well as those affected by domestic violence. 2. Conduct information sessions and workshops for the Australian Muslim community on legal issues relevant and important to the community; 1. facilitate networking and interaction opportunities between Australian Muslim legal practitioners, lawyers and law students; Whittlesea Community Legal Service provides free legal aid to people who live, work or study in Whittlesea and surrounding communities. Legal assistance includes information and recommendations, advice and cases, community legal information, as well as legal reforms and advocacy. The Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre provides free legal information, advice, recommendations and some cases to people living in Bendigo, Loddon, Campaspe, Mt Alexander, Central Goldfields and parts of the Macedon Ranges. Areas of practice include: general civil affairs, complaints about government services, petty crime, domestic violence, family law, child protection, and loans and debts. The Northern Community Legal Centre offers free legal advice to residents of Hume, Moreland and Mitchel to low-income individuals. In some cases, ongoing case processing and legal representation are provided.

Services can be offered in a range of legal matters, including: immigration matters, labour rights, domestic violence, family law, tenancy disputes, debt management, or challenging fines and crimes. 3. Contribute to legal reform and advocacy on legal issues relevant and relevant to the Australian Muslim community; and 4.

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