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Monash Law Clinics

Providing access to justice for thousands of Victorians in need

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Clayton

Our Services

Community Law

Family Law

Advocacy law (appearance in court)

Melbourne

Our Services

Community Law

Family Law

Advocacy law (appearance in court)

What to expect

If you would like to access this service, you need to make an appointment.  Please bring any relevant documents and information with you

When you arrive at the law clinic for your appointment, you will be asked to take a seat in the waiting room until your name is called by one of the law clinic students. Although the students will make every effort to see you at your scheduled interview time, it is not always possible to predict how long interviews will take, so sometimes there is a delay.

One or two students will interview you and gather all the relevant facts about your legal matter. The students will also look at your documents. This will assist the students in gathering all the relevant information.

The student/s will then leave the room to discuss your case with the qualified practitioner/s.

Together, they will consider the appropriate law and options for you to resolve your matter..

The student/s will then return and advise you on your legal position.  They will discuss options with you about how the problem might be handled and resolved. They will also let you know if you need to make any further appointments.

Costs

Monash Law Clinics are a free Community Legal Centre so you do not have to pay for legal advice, however, the conduct of your case may involve expenses, especially if it involves going to court. You may be eligible for legal aid which may cover these expenses.  Otherwise you are responsible for paying these expenses yourself.  They could include court filing fees, and the cost of a barrister to appear for you in court.

About Us

Our Impact

In Australia, many people are unable to access justice due to high legal fees, asylum seeker or refugee status and other socio-economic barriers.  While Government funded legal aid is available, these services turn away 160,000 people every year because they lack the capacity and funding to meet overwhelming demand.

Added to this is the inadequate number of practitioners with the capacity to provide legal aid and the tightening of government criteria under which clients can access assistance.  The result is a growing number of people falling through the gap.

The expansion of Monash Law Clinics in the Melbourne CBD, Clayton, and in partnership with Springvale Monash Legal Service (SMLS) underscores the commitment of Monash Law to assisting vulnerable members of our community, whilst educating our students in practical, ethical and professional legal practice.

Testimonials

"I write to thank you and the team..all of the students who have assisted me. I cannot express my thanks enough for  everything everyone has done.

You were fantastic as a support and also in terms of your paperwork, arguments and the last affidavit. Thank you to everyone."

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"I didn't have anywhere else to go. I'm really grateful for the help I got"

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"Without you, I would have faced payment of a fortune.  You and your team have made a huge difference in a difficult time."

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"Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I get to see my children."

Contact

Location

Clayton

60 Beddoe Avenue, Clayton, Victoria 3168

Melbourne CBD

Level 11, 555 Lonsdale Street , Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Opening hours

Clayton 9am - 5pm (Mon to Fri)
Melbourne CBD 9am - 5pm (Mon/ Tues)

Contact Details

Phone: 1800 860 333 
Fax: (03) 9905 1113

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment contact us through the National Relay Service on 1800 555 660.

For more information, visit: www.relayservice.gov.au

We do not give legal advice over the phone, by email or submitted via the website. For assistance please call to book an appointment.