W: www.legalaid.tas.gov.au/need-help/going-to-court/ Tasmania Legal Aid offers a range of high quality legal services across Tasmania through four offices, with a focus on economically and socially disadvantaged Tasmanians. We provide preventive services such as information about the law through our website and through community legal training. We offer early intervention services through our telephone counselling line, personal counselling, mandatory advocacy, support for minors and mediation services. We also provide legal representation in court by providing assistance to private lawyers and in-house lawyers. You can attend one of our free legal information evenings, call us to discuss your legal issue or make an appointment with one of our lawyers. We can help you with almost any legal issue, including Centrelink`s debt or appeal issues, consumer disputes with your telecommunications provider or insurance company, employment and fair work issues or domestic violence, child benefits or criminal matters. Community Legal Education and Information – Our lawyers offer free seminars on a variety of legal topics for schools, community groups or organisations across Tasmania. Here is a list of some legal issues we help you with. If your issue is not listed, please contact us to find out how we can help you. Are you dealing with a traffic offence, domestic violence or other minor criminal laws? Tell us about free and confidential legal advice, information and representations.
Having problems with Centrelink? Need help understanding your social rights or managing your debts or an appeal process? Our social rights department provides you with free information, advice and representation to get you back on track. Legal information can help you find the best solution to your legal problem. On our legal information page on self-help, you will find a list of websites where you can find simple legal information. Understanding and managing child benefit or family law issues can be difficult and challenging. We support you with advice on all aspects of the child support program and free legal information on all areas of family law. Get legal advice over the phone, find a lawyer at the clinic or court. Anyone can get free advice from our phone consultation. You speak directly to a lawyer. Trying to resolve a dispute with your telecommunications company, insurance company or credit provider can be time-consuming, frustrating and costly. Our free service provides you with legal information and advice to help you manage your consumer issues or disputes. Legal advice – Anyone can get free advice during our telephone consultation or clinical consultations, where you can speak to a lawyer in person. Family violence and elder abuse can affect anyone and have devastating effects on everyone involved.
If you or your loved ones are affected by domestic violence or elder abuse and need legal advice, we`re here to help. Job Eve 1800 331 617 If you encounter a dispute at work, you need to know your rights. We can help you get legal advice and representation for workplace issues ranging from unjust dismissal or discrimination to workplace bullying and underpaid wages. W: www.justiceconnect.org.au/our-programs/self-representation Representation – We have a mandatory attorney in the District Court who may be able to help you if you need real help. Women`s Legal Service Tasmania 1800 682 468 (Helpline) Guides and forms for interested parties. Tasmania Tenants` Association 1300 652 641 or (03) 6223 2641 For federal and district court cases: W: lst.org.au/public-info for eligibility criteria and application forms Our phone number is 1300 366 611. When you call from Tasmania, you only pay the cost of a local call. You can call a lawyer Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. What to expect when you go to court, how our lawyers can help you. Contact a specialized community legal centre (most have eligibility guidelines). We have offices in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie. Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) – We offer FDR family law conferences for individuals who might not otherwise have been able to receive our representation or support. Office of Environmental Defenders 0492 149 912.