25 November 2014 – Volume 70 

News

White Ribbon Day at Victoria Legal Aid

Managing Director Bevan Warner gives an overview of the important work we are doing in the family violence area in this special White Ribbon Day edition of Legal Aid Brief.
 
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Family violence now one of our strategic advocacy priorities

We have introduced a new strategic advocacy priority for 2014–15 which covers the area of family violence.
 
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Focus on family violence in Victoria's Magistrates' Court

We spoke to Chief Magistrate Peter Lauristen to find out how his court is changing its approach to family violence.
 
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VLA people

A lifelong commitment to the prevention of family violence

She has worked in a number of agencies championing the rights of women, and Family Violence Education Co-ordinator Allyson Foster is continuing her service to the cause at Victoria Legal Aid. Read more.

Community legal centre profile

Working for the safety of women and their children at the Women's Legal Service Victoria

In the face of increasing demand for services, Helen Matthews and her team at the Women's Legal Service Victoria are a driving force in ensuring that women experiencing violence can access timely legal advice and that other professionals are equipped to help avert further harm. Read more.

Community events

White Ribbon Day – 25 November

White Ribbon Day seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men's violence against women. Men and women are encouraged to wear a symbolic white ribbon on Tuesday 25 November.

Read more at White Ribbon Day.

International Day of People with a Disability – 3 December

International Day of People with a Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and wellbeing.

Read more at International Day of People with a Disability.

Victoria Law Foundation Legal Laneway Breakfast – 4 February 2015

Now in its 12th year and organised by the Victoria Law Foundation, the 2015 Legal Laneway Breakfast is a great way to celebrate the start of the legal year, catch up with colleagues and meet new faces in the legal sector.

Read more at Victoria Law Foundation Legal Laneway Breakfast 2015.

Safe at home: how to get a family violence intervention order

This free booklet is about family violence intervention orders. It can help you, or someone you know who has experienced violence at home.

Family violence intervention order applications – for affected family members

This free fact sheet will help affected family members understand what an intervention order is, why you need to see a lawyer and how they can help, and what might happen at court.

When separating – educational videos

This series of videos offers practical information to help deal with issues like settling finances, sorting out what's best for the children and dealing with family violence.

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