East Kimberley Regional Office of Legal Aid Western Australia - Kununurra
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East Kimberley Regional Office of Legal Aid Western Australia – Kununurra
About this Legal Assistance Service (LAS):
This Service has a preference for long placements of at least 80 days.
Based in Kununnurra with outreach to the towns of Halls Creek (365kms south) and Wyndham (100kms North West of Kununurra) and aboriginal communities in Warmun (200kms south of Kununurra), Kalumburu (560kms North West of Kununurra via the Gibb River Road) and Balgo (300kms south east of Halls Creek).
The East Kimberley Legal Aid office is one of eight regional offices in Western Australia. The office has three lawyers, three admin / paralegals and a community liaison and education officer. They regularly do outreach to communities, participate in circuit courts and appear in superior courts. Their office participates in the WA Country Lawyers Program and with the Clayton Utz Pro Bono Scheme to provide civil law support to the East Kimberley regional community.
This placement offers a great ‘outdoorsy’ life. The dry season is from April to September and the wet season is from October to March. Each season offers different attractions.
About Legal Aid Western Australia:
The first legal aid scheme in WA was started by the Law Society in the 1960's. It relied heavily on private lawyers working for free. In 1974 the Commonwealth Government set up the Australian Legal Aid Office (ALAO). ALAO provided legal aid on Commonwealth matters like family law and bankruptcy and also helped members of the armed forces and war veterans. In 1978 ALAO was replaced by the Legal Aid Commission of WA as we know it today. Legal Aid Commission of WA is funded by both the Commonwealth and State Governments.
Address: 98 Konkerberry Drive, PO Box 1092, Kununurra, WA 6743
Phone: (08) 9166 5800
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