I am very excited to announce a third free legal advice service to be offered by Adelaide Law School.
As of Monday 15 January, the Equal Opportunity Legal Advice Service (EOCLAS) commenced operation. The service is co located at the Equal Opportunity Commission of SA in Pirie Street. The service is there to assist people with discrimination or equal opportunity problems. It can provide advice, legal support, legal research, to anyone who is thinking of making a complaint, or just wants to know about their rights and the law.
Adelaide Law School has a vibrant clinical legal education program, with 80 students per year selected to work in our own clinics, or in community legal offices, as part of the undergraduate elective subject Clinical Legal Education.
With services already operating in the Magistrates Court at Adelaide law.adelaide.edu.au/…/magistrates-court-legal-advice and the Adelaide Legal Outreach Service law.adelaide.edu.au/…/adelaide-legal-outreach-service our students already provide hundreds of hours of free legal support and advice in diverse areas of law. The EOCLAS offers a legal service in an area of acute need – discrimination and equal opportunity in the community and in the workplace, and an unrivalled opportunity for our law students to be involved in setting up an important legal service.
You can find out more about this service and make a booking for an appointment at our website https://law.adelaide.edu.au/free-legal-clinics/equal-opportunity-commission-legal-advice-service/or by contacting email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m thrilled to be a part of this new initiative between the University of Adelaide Law School and the Equal Opportunity Commission. It will be a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to people experiencing discrimination and for the students to solve real legal problems for real clients. Solicitor Skye Schunke who also supervises at our Magistrates Court Legal Advice Service
The inaugural EOCLAS team with supervising solicitor Skye Schunke and Dr Niki Vincent, Chair of the EOC.
The launch of the EOCLAS represents yet another significant contribution of the clinical program which enables the Law School to provide outreach and support to the Adelaide community, in a much needed area. Prof Melissa De Zwart, Dean of Adelaide Law School.