The launch of Law For You took place at a settlement program for the Bhutanese community
A new initiative to help migrants understand the law is directly addressing concerns raised by Australia’s top judge.
The Commission has produced legal information guides – in ten languages – to help migrants better understand key laws. Never before in SA have such legal guides been made available in so many languages.
The guides were released shortly after the Chief Justice of the High Court, The Hon. Robert French AC, spoke about the need to ensure greater access to justice for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
The Law For You guides were produced by the Commission with the support of funding from the Law Foundation of SA.
The guides provide practical legal information on common issues such as buying a car, renting a home, getting married, caring for children and dealing with divorce or separation.
The guides were launched at a community gathering of Adelaide’s Bhutanese community – one of the State’s newest migrant groups.