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Public libraries to host free legal workshops

Publication date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Libraries around NSW are hosting free workshops as part of Law Week (13 to 19 May) with a focus on how to avoid scams, and understanding your legal rights in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The workshops, to be held in 40 public libraries across the state, are a collaboration between the State Library of NSW, Legal Aid NSW, Community Legal Centres and NSW Fair Trading.

Legal Aid NSW CEO Brendan Thomas said Law Week is an ideal opportunity to showcase key areas where legal assistance could make a significant and positive impact.

“Legal Aid NSW is here to provide help in the areas of criminal, civil and family law for everyone – but especially our most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities,” he said.

“We value our partnership with libraries, Community Legal Centres and other NSW Government agencies.”

The State Library's Find Legal Answers service, a partnership with public libraries, provides the community with up-to-date and reliable legal information to answer common questions about the law.

State Librarian John Vallance said: “This important Law Week collaboration brings legal service providers into local libraries to share their expertise and inform the community on legal issues that impact on their everyday lives.”

There are two workshops available:

  • Avoiding Scams – Are you worried about sharing private information when you shop or pay your bills online? Have you had a phone call telling you that you need to pay your tax debt now or you’ll be arrested?
  • NDIS: how the law can help – Do you want to find out more about your legal rights and the NDIS? What can you do if you’re not happy with a decision or a provider?

For workshop details, please visit the Legal Aid NSW website.

Law Week 2019 runs from 13 to 19 May Above: Free legal workshops are being held around NSW as part of Law Week 2019, which runs from 13 to 19 May.