National Law Week

Ballarat East Neighbourhood Houses is excited to be partnering with the Ballarat and Grampians Community Legal Service and the Victorian Law Foundation to run free law-related information sessions during Victorian Law Week which will be held 16 to 22 May 2022.

Victorian Law Week is all about helping Victorians understand their rights, find answers to their legal questions, know what help is available and how our legal system works.

Legal problems are the problems of everyday life, and Victorian Law Week activities address a range of practical issues – from housing and medical decision-making, to scams and problems at work.

The week is managed by the Victoria Law Foundation, with events and activities run by a range of organisations, including neighbourhood houses, community legal centres, law firms, libraries, government bodies, community organisations, the courts – and more.

Join us at Barkly Square on Wednesday 18 May and online on Thursday 19 May to learn about Wills, Powers of Attorney and Advanced Care Directives.

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Join the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House team to Learn about Wills & Probate. Questions covered include:

  • What is decision making capacity?
  • What is a Will? Do I need one? How do I make one?
  • Learn about Executor Duties and Probate.

There will also be a Ballarat and Grampians Community Legal Service Information Stall at the session from which you can get additional information and resources.

Session 1 - BOOK NOW
10.30 am - 11.15 am
Wednesday 18 May 2022
Barkly Square, Ballarat East

Session 2 - BOOK NOW
7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Thursday 19 May 2022
Online via Zoom (Zoom link provided on registration)

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Join the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House team to Learn about Powers of Attorney. We will discuss the question:

  • What is decision making capacity?

The Power Attorney Types covered include: Enduring Power of Attorney, Medical Treatment Decision Maker and Duties of Attorney.

There will also be a Ballarat and Grampians Community Legal Service Information Stall at the session from which you can get additional information and resources.

11.30 am - 12.30 pm
Wedensday 18 May 2022
Barkly Square, Ballarat East

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Join the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House team to Learn about Advanced Care Directives. We will discuss:

  • Values Directives
  • Instructional Directives
  • How to make an Advanced Care Directive

There will also be a Ballarat and Grampians Community Legal Service Information Stall at the session from which you can get additional information and resources.

1.30 pm - 2.30 pm
2.30 pm - 3.00 pm (Questions)
Wedensday 18 May
Barkly Square, Ballarat East

*Please note that all sessions presented are information only and do not constitute legal advice. For legal advice you can call Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service on 5331 5999 to make an appointment. (Subject to conflict of interest)

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Free online webinars in Term 3, 2022

The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is pleased to partner with the Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service to provide free-of-charge online legal information sessions.

Dates and times to be confirmed.

Webinar 1 – Introduction to Wills

Webinar 2 – Family Law 101

Webinar 3 – Neighbourhood Disputes

Webinar 4 – Powers of Attorney

If you have any questions about any of these sessions, please contact the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House.

About Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service

Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service (BGCLS) is a not-for-profit organisation providing free legal advice, information and community legal education to people who live, work or study in the Central Highlands and Wimmera regions of Victoria.

BGCLS assists not only with individual legal matters, but also more broadly in community development, community legal education, capacity building and law and policy reform projects based on the needs of our community.

They actively work in partnership wherever possible, with government, Victoria Legal Aid and other publicly funded legal assistance service providers, pro bono contributors, the private legal profession, community services agencies and other community partners to ensure the best outcomes for their clients and community.

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