Legal Aid NSW offers free webinars for Law Week

It will go on from 20 until 26 May

Legal Aid NSW offers free webinars for Law Week

Legal Aid New South Wales (Legal Aid NSW) is set to provide a series of free webinars in celebration of Law Week.

From 20 until 26 May, the free webinars will be focusing on people in the law as the firm had noted the way the system may be intimidating to individuals. Through the webinars, people will be able to learn more about the system from people who are practicing law.

Natalie Neumann, a solicitor from Legal Aid NSW, said that the firm will be able to help those with legal issues that go beyond criminal acts.

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"I often hear people say, 'I don't need Legal Aid, I'm not in trouble with the police', but Legal Aid NSW is a lot more than that and can help with legal issues arising from housing, trouble paying bills, disaster and more,” said Neumann.

She added that the webinars also gave attendees the opportunity to meet lawyers that were working in various industries such as those working in the family, civil, and crime divisions at Legal Aid as well as LawAccess NSW.

“In our webinars we will give people an opportunity to meet lawyers working in the family, civil and crime divisions at Legal Aid and LawAccess NSW to learn more about the work they do, meet a magistrate and barrister and learn how the Ombudsman services can help you,” said Neumann.

Michael Daley, the Attorney-General, had pointed out that Law Week aimed to celebrate the role of the legal profession in the development of a just, safe, and equitably society.

“Law Week reminds us that the legal profession is the cornerstone of justice and Legal Aid plays an essential role in maintaining the rule of law by ensuring everyone has a fair go in the legal system,” added Daley.

According to Legal Aid NSW CEO Monique Hitter, being able to understand the legal system will allow individuals to properly defend their rights.

“Knowing how the law works makes it easier for people to get help when they need it,” said Hitter.

“A fair and just society needs both a justice system so people can seek a remedy when something goes wrong, and equitable access to that system,” said Neumann.

Individuals can attend the webinar series either remotely or in-person.

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