Issued: Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Attorney General Mark Speakman and Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire have announced an innovative Legal Aid NSW program, which brings legal help to some of the Riverina’s most vulnerable people.
Legal Aid solicitors have established a new fortnightly legal clinic attached to the Calvary Riverina Hospital,
Mr Speakman said Legal Aid NSW plays a key role ensuring regional and rural NSW has access to expert legal advice. “Legal Aid NSW lawyers have tremendous experience helping some of the most disadvantaged members of our community resolve complex legal issues.”
“This health justice partnership at Calvary has the potential to make a life changing difference to those facing problems like homelessness and mounting debt problems,” Mr Speakman said.
Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire said, “People experiencing health issues often have legal problems, like falling victim to scams. Free legal advice like this can help them get back on their feet.”
Legal Aid NSW Riverina Murray Solicitor in Charge Nicole Dwyer said, “Speaking with a lawyer can seem like a big step, but the health justice partnership at Calvary allows us to reach out to people in a setting that is familiar for them. We are now working to identify and address their legal issues, so they can start to rebuild their lives.”
Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia and provides free legal advice and information, as well as court duty services and representation in civil, criminal and family law to eligible clients.
For more information about Legal Aid NSW services and locations, go to www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au