|Due to service demands, WLS prioritises:|
|Women experiencing domestic violence and/or who have concerns for their children’s safety|
|Women with disabilities|
|Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women|
|Women who may be at risk of homelessness.|
Priority is given to urgent matters and to women experiencing immediate safety concerns. On arrival, you will be asked to complete an intake form and then be triaged and prioritised based on your circumstances – it is therefore not ‘first come, first seen’.
The evening service is staffed by volunteer experienced family law solicitors and support workers, so the number of women seen each evening is dependent on how many volunteers are available.
You may not be seen by a lawyer if the service has reached capacity or if you arrive after 7:30pm.
If we are unable to provide you with legal advice for any reason, a Women’s Legal Service staff member will provide you with information and referrals.
If you are bringing children with you, please ensure you also bring a female support person to supervise your children while you get legal advice with the lawyer. We do not permit men to wait in the waiting room or to attend appointments.