WLSQ can provide free legal advice if you are going to court for a family law matter, a domestic and family violence matter, a matter with the Department of Child Safety, or because someone is trying to access your counselling notes in a sexual assault matter.
We generally cannot appear for you in court, however we can give you advice on what services may be able to represent you in court, or about how to prepare to represent yourself.
If you are attending a domestic and family violence matter at the Ipswich Magistrates Court*, Holland Park Magistrates Court, or Caboolture Magistrates Court we may be able to represent you through the free Duty Lawyer Service. You do not need to call for an appointment first. When attending court, you can ask to see a duty lawyer and you will be guided through the process on the day.
Call the WLSQ Helpline on 1800 957 957, 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, to speak with our specially trained team of female intake officers who can provide information and referrals to women and, if appropriate, arrange a legal advice appointment with a lawyer.
*Please note, we do not attend the Ipswich Magistrates Court on a Wednesday or Thursday. If you are appearing on these days please call the WLSQ Helpline.