Family Violence Legal Assistance
The family violence lawyer provides a family violence duty lawyer service at the Moorabbin Justice Centre on Mondays.
The family violence lawyer also provides a family violence outreach service fortnightly on Wednesdays at locations in close proximity to the Moorabbin Justice Centre. For details of the outreach service click here.
To make an appointment with the St Kilda Legal Service family violence lawyer call 8598 6625. Please note: the family violence lawyer is a part-time position only.
The family violence laywer position at St Kilda Legal Service is part of the Community Action for Small Courts - Family Violence Response Project that is generously supported by the Legal Services Board. For an outline of the project click here.
St Kilda Legal Service has operated a family violence duty lawyer service at the Moorabbin Justice Centre since June 2008. The Moorabbin Justice Centre is a new Magistrate's Court opened in October 2007 in Highett. When the Court first opened there was no court support provided to applicants in family violence matters. St Kilda Legal Service initiated a Family Violence (Intervention Order) Applicant Lawyer Pilot Project in June 2008. This pilot project was extended twice but due to lack of funding the Legal Service was unable to employ a dedicated family violence worker to provide the service. During this period the role was filled by the St Kilda Legal Service principal solicitor. As part of the "Community Action for Small Courts - Family Violence Response" Project St Kilda Legal Service now employs a 2-day per week family violence lawyer.
The Family Violence Intervention Order Process
For legal information about family violence intervention orders see the Women's Legal Service website: http://www.womenslegal.org.au/useful-information.html
Or take a look at the Steps2Safety youtube video produced by Eastern Community Legal Centre: http://eclc.org.au/steps2safety