The new service will begin in the first week of October 2013. Its establishment reflects the strong relationship between Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) and Victorian Community Legal Centres, and their commitment to providing justice for society’s most vulnerable members.
Community Lawyer Shane Appel will work with VLA lawyers to maximise representation of affected parties, which includes applicants and respondents to intervention order matters. Parties will be allocated to the most appropriate legal service on the basis of prior involvement to minimise future conflicts of interest.
Shepparton is the third Court in the district to be serviced by our Family Violence Legal Team.
If you have a family violence, personal safety or victims of crime matter, we encourage you to call our office prior to your court date whenever possible.
If you are in danger call 000.