Shoal Coast Community Legal Centre - Nowra
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Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre Inc
Ideal Candidate: This placement is available to locals in the South Coast region of New South Wales. The candidate will have a strong interest in social justice, demonstrated through prior work experience.
Duration: We prefer shorter placements of 20 days
About this Legal Assistance Service: The Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre (SCLC) is a community managed, free legal service funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments through the Community Legal Services Program.
SCLC provides free legal advice, casework assistance, and some representation across a broad range of legal matters, with a strong emphasis on the delivery of responsive and professional legal assistance to disadvantaged members of the community.
SCLC operates a twice weekly telephone advice service and offers face to face appointment in Nowra as well as its outreach locations in Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, and South East NSW Local Government Areas (see the SCLC website for more details.)
SCLC offers Community Legal Education (CLE) through workshops with community members and service providers on a range of legal issues. SCLC also takes an active role in advocating for the reform of unjust laws in areas that impact disproportionally on the most disadvantaged groups in society, particularly in our regional area.
SCLC offers the following specialist services:
- Rural Women’s Outreach Project in south-eastern NSW.
- Aboriginal Legal Access program
- Indigenous Family Law Project
- Family Relationship Centre Partnership
About Nowra and the South Coast region:
Nowra is a large rural town situated on the South Coast of New South Wales on the banks of the Shoalhaven River, approximately 160km drive south of Sydney. Nowra serves as a major commercial hub of the Shoalhaven District. The town’s name is thought to stem from an Aboriginal word variously translated as meaning ‘black cockatoo’ or ‘camping place’.
Locals enjoy a laid back lifestyle within easy reach of the best nature has to offer. From the pristine waters of Jervis Bay, a popular drawcard for local and international travellers alike, to breathtaking wilderness areas including Morton National Park, home to the spectacular Fitzroy Falls.
Telephone: (02) 4422 9529
Address: Unit 10B, 2nd Floor The Holt Centre, 29-31 Kinghorne Street, Nowra
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