The Street Law LHC provides a number of questions to help community service workers better identify specific issues.
Where you are assisting someone with a number of problems, Street Law recommends you use the Legal Health Check (LHC). People who require legal assistance are often more likely to disclose their legal issues to a non-lawyer. Where possible, we get community service workers to administer a LHC so they can get a thorough understanding of all the legal issues someone may have. This provides us with a better basis for which to assist them.
Our version of the LHC provides a number of questions to help community service workers better identify specific issues. It also separates issues like fines/infringements and debt to better suit our client group’s needs.
If you or your organisation would like dedicated training on why we use the legal health check, the best way to use it and how this assists with referrals, Street Law is happy to provide this. Our training is designed to walk community service workers through the process, equip them to use it well, and provide opportunities to give feedback and a version best suited to the people they work with.
If you are unsure if your client is eligible for our services, or are unsure if we can assist, please call to find out more information.
Download a printer friendly version of the Legal Health Check here.
We hope you find this information useful. However, please be aware it is general information only. It is not legal advice. Unless we speak to you, we cannot guarantee it applies to the situation.
Last updated: February 2019