Whatever your personal circumstances or financial position, access to justice is one of your rights as a citizen.
By providing free legal advice, information, casework and referrals, the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service can help ensure you get ‘a fair go’. And the information you provide is guaranteed to remain confidential.
Best of all, our service extends beyond criminal matters and covers family law, motor vehicle accidents, neighbourhood disputes, small debts, discrimination, fines, freedom of information, mental health rights, police powers, social security, traffic offences and victims of crime compensation.
To find out more, phone 1800 918 377 or Email Hume Riverina Community Legal Service or visit the Hume Riverina Community Law website and visit Google Maps for more information on the areas we service on a monthly basis.
Our Hume Riverina Community Legal Service have been awarded the `Law Week Community Service Award` by the NSW Law Society for our contribution to NSW Law Week 2007.
The Hume Riverina Community Legal Service (HRCLS) is a program funded through the Federal Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra. The Commonwealth Community Legal Service Program specifically funds the program which is administered by Victoria Legal Aid.
Upper Murray Family Care Inc successfully tendered for the provision of a legal service and was granted funding in 1998. The Community Legal Service was officially launched on 28 July 1999.
We seek to empower individuals and supply them with information that will improve their understanding of their legal problem. This may mean they are able to resolve their matter without the intervention of lawyers.
We maintain a large range of information resources including material about other services and “self-help” information on the law and related issues.
To ensure just and equitable access to legal services and resources for individuals and the community in North East Victoria and the Riverina of New South Wales.
To provide safe, reliable and quality legal services respecting the diversity of the community.
To empower and educate individuals and groups in the community through a broad range of free legal services including legal education, particularly to those who are disadvantaged in their access to justice.
- To increase and enhance access to the law by the provision of legal advice and education to individuals, groups and the wider community;
- To encourage and facilitate community involvement in the activities of the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service;
- To advocate for and actively work towards changes which redress injustices and inequities in the law;
- To continually seek to enhance and expand service provision;
- To ensure the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service is able to operate effectively.