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City of Fremantle - Fremantle Community Legal Centre

WHAT IS FCLC? The Fremantle Community Legal Centre (FCLC) is a nationally accredited community legal centre, managed by the City of Fremantle that has been operating for over 30 years. Services we offer legal advice (limited areas) document drafting limited court representation, unclusing a duty lawyer service at Fremantle Magistrates Court for applicants in FVRO and VRO matters. mediation information and referrals non-legal support community legal education. Legal assistance The lawyers at FCLC provide legal advice, minor assistance, document drafting, limited representation and provide referrals. Areas of practice family Law, including parenting, financial/property and divorce restraining Orders (we do not assist with MRO'S, respondents for FVRO's or VRO's or in instances of neighbour disputes). criminal Injuries Compensation minor Civil and Criminal matters (in very limited circumstances). Family and domestic violence Our Family Violence lawyer provides a holistic service for victims of family violence in the Fremantle area. The service provides legal and non-legal services and support, to assist women and children experiencing domestic violence, and to support women to access other services, including crisis accommodation, counselling and other support. Clients who are financially disadvantaged and are referred from organisations, including victim support, hospitals and refuges in the Fremantle area can access this service. Tenancy Our tenant advocate encourages clients to act on their own behalf but assist with: general Tenancy Information advocacy and Court Representation evictions bond disputes/release of bond breach of tenant rental agreements assessment and referral for any other tangential matters. We do not provide advice to landlords or in respect of neighbour disputes. Useful Links Tenancy WA Welfare Rights and Advocacy Service Housing Authority Department of Commerce Access Housing Ruah Community Service Welfare rights advocacy Our welfare rights advocate encourages clients to self-help, but can assist with: Information about social security rights and entitlements Advice on social security matters and the appeal system Advocacy with Centrelink on behalf of extremely vulnerable clients Limited representation with appeals (within the internal review process and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal) We do not provide advice on social security prosecution matter