Legal Services – Derby/ West Kimberley

 

Aborginal Legal Service of WA Inc

Legal Advice and Support

ALSWA provides legal advice during weekday office hours for Family Law issues about children. Lawyers also represent parents in protection proceedings in the Children’s Courts throughout WA and at times, in the Family Court of WA about parenting issues.


ALSWA family law staff make sure courts that deal with family law and protection issues know about cultural matters that apply, such as communication styles, how children are raised, and the importance of children and family in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

 
HOURS:
 
  • Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

AddressUnit 7, Derby Central Arcade, 45 Clarendon Street
 DERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9192 1189 or 1800 019 900
Website urlhttps://www.als.org.au/about/services/

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Legal Aid

Legal Advice and Support

Legal Aid WA provides a wide range of services for family law and children’s matters. Lawyers can provide ongoing representation under a grant of aid for some Family Court proceedings, child protection proceedings in the Children’s Court and in relation to defended hearings for family violence restraining orders.

 
HOURS:
  • Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

AddressLoch Street
 DERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9195 5888 or 1800 813 796
Website urlhttps://www.legalaid.wa.gov.au/about-us/what-we-do/family-law

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Victims of Crime: Derby

Legal Advice and Support

The Victim Support Service provides free, confidential counselling and support services for all victims of crime. These services are provided by professional counsellors and trained volunteers.

Services available to victims of crime include:

  • Counselling and support
  • Providing information and referrals to other support services
  • Helping victims write a victim impact statement
  • Preparing and supporting victims during a court case
  • Helping victims obtain information on the status of police investigations
  • Providing support when making an application for a restraining order
  • Providing information about criminal injuries compensation
  • Helping victims understand their rights within the criminal justice system
  • Providing information on the status of convicted offenders in WA, through the Victim  Notification Register.
 
HOURS:
  • Monday-Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

AddressDerby Courthouse Loch Street
 DERBY WA 6728
Phone(08) 9191 2274
Website urlhttps://www.victimsofcrime.wa.gov.au/V/victim_support_services.aspx?uid=6434-5121-4723-5876

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Marnin Family Support and Legal Unit

Legal Advice and Support

Delivers culturally appropriate legal representation and non-legal holistic support services primarily in the area of safety, wellbeing and strengthening family capacity. MFSLU can provide:

  • Free confidential legal advice, support and representation in court for victims of family violence and/or sexual assault in legal matters including Restraining orders, Family Law, Child Protection and Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Assistance lodging applications for Criminal Injuries Compensation, Restraining Orders and Parenting Orders
  • Outreach services to communities
  • Referrals to other services for trauma, grief and relationship counselling
  • Legal education workshops
  • Community education workshops to increase the awareness of family violence in schools, community groups and with service providers
  • Support and workshops for family groups
  • Advocacy
 
HOURS:
  • Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm

Address Lot 284 Balanijangarri Road
 FITZROY CROSSING WA 6765
Phone(08) 9191 5284
Emailsolicitor@mwrc.com.au
Website urlhttps://mwrc.com.au/pages/legal-services

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Kimberley Community Legal Centre

Legal Advice and Support

Kimberley Community Legal Centre lawyers can help you to plan for your safety, speak with the Police or apply for or vary a Violence Restraining Order. They can speak to you before you attend FDR to give you advice on your rights and options before you go to FDR. Outreach from the Broome office is available.

PLEASE NOTE: KCLS remains open and ready to help all Kimberley people who need it. Thier offices are closed to face-to-face visits, but you can call, email or facebook IM.

 
HOURS:
  • Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

AddressFITZROY CROSSING WA 6765
Phone1800 686 020
Emailoffice@kcls.org.au
Website urlhttps://www.kcls.org.au/family-violence

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Kimberley Community Legal Centre

Legal Advice and Support

Kimberley Community Legal Centre lawyers can help you to plan for your safety, speak with the Police or apply for or vary a Violence Restraining Order. They can speak to you before you attend FDR to give you advice on your rights and options before you go to FDR. Outreach from the Broome office is available.

PLEASE NOTE: KCLS remains open and ready to help all Kimberley people who need it. Thier offices are closed to face-to-face visits, but you can call, email or facebook IM.

 
HOURS:
  • Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

AddressDERBY WA 6728
Phone1800 686 020
Emailoffice@kcls.org.au
Website urlhttps://www.kcls.org.au/family-violence

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State and National Legal Support Services

Family Advocacy Support

Legal Advice

FASS provide support and legal help if you are affected by domestic and family violence and have a family law issue.
They can help you if you have experienced domestic and family violence or someone says you have used violence.
The Family Advocacy and Support Service lawyers can assist by:
  • Arrangements for children
  • Domestic Violence Orders (known as Family Violence Restraining Orders or FVROs)
  • Property after separation
  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Child protection
  • Applying for legal aid
  • Some urgent court matters
The Family Advocacy and Support Service support worker can assist by:
  • Help you plan for your safety
  • Talk to the Family Courts about your safety at court
  • Give you information and support during your family law case
  • Help with practical problems like Centrelink and housing
  • Advocate for you with services like police
  • Connect you with men’s behaviour change programs or other services

HOURS:

  • Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm

Phone1300 650 579
Website urlhttps://familyviolencelaw.gov.au/fass/

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Youth Legal Service

Youth Legal Advice

Youth Legal Service provides free professional legal services to children and young people (under 25 years) residing in Western Australia.

Phone1800 199 006 or (08) 9202 1688
Website urlhttps://youthlegalserviceinc.com.au/

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