Law Access is a service of last resort matching applications for pro-bono legal assistance from individuals and not-for-profit organisations with pro bono lawyers. If you have exhausted all other avenues of legal assistance and your matter meets our eligibility guidelines, you can apply for pro-bono legal assistance through the below link:
Please review the resources set out below which outline help available with Covid 19 Pandemic related problems before making an application to Law Access
Legal Aid WA
Legal Aid WA continues to provide legal help to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Legal Aid WA has a COVID-19 resources page that explains how you can seek help and updated information on areas they assist with. For more information on Legal Aid WA’s service please click on the below link.
Community Legal WA
Community Legal Centres are independent community-based organisations that provide free, or low cost legal help primarily for people who are ineligible for legal aid and who are unable to afford the services of a private lawyer. Community Legal Centres have adapted how they work to continue to provide legal assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. To find a Community Legal Centre in your area or to access the CommunityLegalWA Covid 19 page click on the link below.
Aboriginal Legal Service of WA
The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA continues to operate during the pandemic. Clients should call 1800 019 900 – then select the section they need (family/ civil or criminal).More information can be found on their website at the link below.
Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission
The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) as the national regulator of charities provides support and resources to charities and not-for-profits. ACNC has recognised that the continued COVID-19 restrictions are affecting charities ability to operate and function. For more information on ACNC’s legal and general resources please click the below link.
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
The State government Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) provides a large amount of resources relating to COVID-19. DMIRS has information on charities and associations affected by COVID-19. For more information, please click the link below.
King & Wood Mallesons
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is a commercial law firm that provides pro-bono support to various community partners including Law Access. KWM has set up a COVID-19 hub that has resources for NFPs and social enterprises. The resources include COVID-19 related information on: relief available, cyber-security, health and safety aspects of the home workplace, contractual arrangements, CATSI Act organisations, managing employees, insurance, not-for-profit governance and tax concessions. For more information, please click on the link below.
Justice Connect – Not-for-Profit Law
Not-for-Profit Law is a program of Justice Connect a social justice organisation and community legal service and is itself a not-for-profit community organisation and registered charity. Not-for-Profit Law provides free or low cost, high quality practical legal help for not-for-profit community organisations. For more information on Not-for-Profit Law’s support and resources please click the below link.