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Partnership delivers better access to legal services for Wyndham locals

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Wyndham residents are just a click away from improved access to justice after the launch of Wyndham Legal Service’s (WLS) new website.

WLS public interest lawyer Shorna Moore said the new website provides a platform for Wyndham locals with legal problems to explore their options.

“Often the only thing standing between a person experiencing difficulties and the best possible outcome is a lack of information and access so we hope this website will make the process of steering them towards the right answers a lot easier,” Ms Moore said.

Ms Moore said the organisation had formed a partnership with Slater and Gordon to produce the website, with the law firm donating $2200 towards its development.

“This is an important project but we really needed the support of another organisation with a similar interest in improving access to legal services for the local community so we are very grateful for Slater and Gordon’s support,” she said.

Slater and Gordon lawyer Craig Lynch, who manages the firm’s Victorian motor vehicle accident practice from its Werribee and Sunshine offices, said the firm had a close working relationship with the WLS.

“Our local lawyers see the great work that Shorna and her team do in the community every day and we’re delighted to be able to make a contribution to that,” Mr Lynch said.

WLS is a community organisation providing free legal assistance for anyone living, working or studying in the City of Wyndham.

Ms Moore said the new website provides information on the full range of legal services offered by WLS, including legal information, advice and casework, community legal education, law reform, advocacy and community projects.

WLS also runs a number of weekly legal clinics, including a Motor Vehicle Accident Clinic, Refugee Legal Service, Mortgage Stress Legal Service and Youth law.

The organisation also runs several outreach duty lawyering services at the Werribee Magistrates’ Court, including family violence, fines and a debt services.

“This is a really great resource and I would encourage anyone who may need assistance with a legal issue to go online and find out more about the support services available to them,” Ms Moore said.

To find out more, visit www.wyndhamls.org.au