Street Law offers a comprehensive community legal education program.
In an effort to increase access to justice, Street Law offers comprehensive community legal education. Community Legal Education is available both for community sector workers and for members of our client group – those at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
Due to the conclusion of Public Purpose Trust funding, Street law has restricted community legal education.
Volunteer Lawyer and Law Student training
Street Law has developed a comprehensive training program for each Street Law lawyer and volunteer/secondee lawyer who attends Street Law. The training enables them to confidently deal with the clients’ legal needs and other issues that may arise in the provision of Street Law’s service.
Community Sector Worker Education
In response to the need expressed from the sector, Street Law has developed a legal education program for community sector workers who are working with clients experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The program is free, and consists of modules that can be delivered separately or together.
Intro to Street Law and its services
This module outlines the work and ethos of the Street Law centre, whilst raising awareness of the limits and range of Street Law’s services through quizzes and case scenarios.
Intro to the courts and legal system
This module provides an introduction to the Court system with an emphasis on the Magistrates Court. Exercises explore the functioning of courts and the stages in the legal process relevant to the client group.
How to spot a legal issue with the Legal Health Check
This module introduces the Legal Health Check: a resource developed by Street Law specifically for Community Sector Workers. Utilising the legal health check and client examples, participants learn to diagnose legal problems at an early stage.
The line between Legal Advice and Information
This module explores the difference between legal advice and information. Through the use of interviews and scenarios, participants learn how to navigate the line between the two, and the consequences of not doing so.
Avoiding the referral roundabout
This module helps participants gain an awareness of referral pathways and options with regards to community legal centres and Legal Aid of WA through the use of exercises and scenarios.
Intro to Fines and Infringements
Provides an introduction to the fines and infringements system. Through exercises and games, participants gain a greater awareness of the complex options available to the client group and how they may best assist them.
Street Law has free client focused education. Delivery of the education can take place at our host agencies, or at any other service that may support our client group.
Our fact sheets are designed to help clients with issues they may experience. However please be aware that it is general information only. It is not legal advice. Unless we speak to you, we cannot guarantee that it applies to your situation.
CLE Program of Events
Street Law is currently developing a CLE program of events. To make an expression of interest please complete this form (all fields required).