OUR SERVICES
ADVICE AND CASEWORK GUIDELINES

 

Moonee Valley Legal Service provides free and confidential legal advice, information, referrals and ongoing casework assistance. This assistance is generally available, by appointment, to persons who live, work or study within the City of Moonee Valley. 

 

We have guidelines regarding the types of legal problems we can assist with.

 

  • Car accidents and traffic matters

  • Criminal matters

  • Compensation for victims of crime

  • Consumer issues for consumers

  • Debts

  • Discrimination

  • Divorce

  • Employment

  • Family Law 

  • Family Violence (via our Safe from Harm family violence service)

  • Fines and Infringements

  • Freedom of Information

  • Guardianship

  • Intervention orders

  • Neighbourhood disputes

  • Small civil claims

  • Consumer complaints

  • Solicitor complaints

  • Police complaints

  • Tenancy for residents

  • Stalking

  • Employment problems including unfair dismissal and discrimination

 

In some instances and in relation to some areas of law, we may provide legal advice at an initial appointment but be unable to provide ongoing legal assistance or casework.

 

Where we are unable to assist, we will endeavour to make an appropriate referral(s). 

For a range of legal and practical reasons we are generally unable to assist in the following areas:

  • Adoption

  • Bankruptcy

  • Body Corporate/Owners Corporation

  • Building contracts

  • Business partnerships

  • Binding Financial Property Agreements

  • Commercial Law

  • Conveyancing Deeds/Trusts

  • Defamation

  • Intellectual Property

  • International law

  • Loan Applications/Guarantees

  • Maritime Law

  • Migration Law/Refugee Law

  • Personal Injury

  • Powers of Attorney

  • TAC

  • Taxation

  • Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney

  • Work Cover

We take a range of factors into account when determining whether we can provide casework support. These include the merits of the case, whether the client faces barriers to (or otherwise has limited access to) legal assistance and support, expertise of our lawyers and urgency of the matter.

To find out if we can assist you, contact us on (03) 9376 7929.

 

COMMUNITY LEGAL EDUCATION
 

We also provide free community legal education sessions on a range of topics including fines, cyberbulling, wills and estates, family violence and family law. These sessions are available for community groups and organisations and content and delivery can be tailored to needs. To make a booking, contact us on (03) 9376 7929.

FURTHER INFORMATION
 
For further information about our advice and casework guidelines, please contact us on 9376 7929.

Moonee Valley Legal Service is proud to acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land on which our service stands. We recognise their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and emerging.

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