Hobart Community Legal Service
This service conducts an evening advice service staffed by volunteer lawyers and community workers providing legal advice and referral sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings between 6.00pm and 7.30pm.
The Service is open Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 5.00pm, and Fridays 9.00am to 1.oopm.
Contact is by appointment only, including for legal advice evening clinics. You can phone (03) 6223 2500 to make an appointment.
The Child Support Solicitor provides assistance to parents who have the primary daily care and responsibility of children (‘carer’ parents), with child support or maintenance problems, and its Welfare Rights Advocate assists people in disputes with Centrelink over pension, benefit and allowance payments or eligibility.
The Service also provides advice and assistance on consumer credit and debt matters. It is active in the provision of community legal education and law reform campaigning and advocacy.
Hobart Community Legal Service also operates Sorrell and a Bridgewater Office.
The Bridgewater Office provides a general legal advice and referral service to residents in the Bridgewater and Gagebrook areas. That Office is open weekdays by appointment only from 9.30am to 1.30pm. The Office’s solicitor makes regular visits to prison facilities, to provide general advice and assistance to prisoners.