How we operate
Our service is staffed by law, social work and finance students enrolled at Monash University's Law Faculty, Business & Economics Faculty and Social Work Department. All students are supervised at all times by a qualified practitioner.
Students also undertake follow-up work such as drafting letters, court documents, negotiating with another party and keeping the client informed about file progress.
Priority is given to those clients least able to access the legal, finance or social welfare system on their own due to financial difficulties, language, literacy or other disadvantage.
This process gives students the opportunity to further their legal, financial and social welfare training by gaining invaluable practical experience. It also performs the important community function of providing a free service.
There is a high demand for legal services provided by Monash Law Clinics so there are limitations on the amount of help which can be provided. Where the necessary expertise to assist is not available, the client will be referred to the appropriate body.
Interviews are conducted in one hour appointment time slots during various sessions throughout the week. It is important to remember that Monash Law Clinics are run by appointment only (unless specified) and problems cannot be discussed over the telephone or by email.
Appointments can be made by phoning 1800 860 333 between 9.00am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday.