Community legal education resources

Legal Aid WA creates resources for community legal education (CLE) projects. These resources are often developed in partnership with community legal centres or other legal aid organisations. 

You can read more about our CLE activities below and find out what projects we have under development. 

Blurred Borders

A collaborative Commonwealth-funded multi-agency project being led by Legal Aid WA. Focusing on the East Kimberley WA and western Northern Territory cross-border region, Legal Aid WA has developed a range of client communication resources, using visual art, plain language and storytelling, to help explain key legal concepts around bail, criminal process and family violence. 

Community Online Resource Essentials (CORE)

CORE are free interactive self-help guides that cover criminal, civil and family law problems that people may commonly face without a lawyer. We collaborated with the South West Community Legal Centre and the Geraldton Resource Centre to develop the content for the different modules. CORE covers:

  • applying for an interim Family Violence Restraining Order
  • dealing with financial hardship and mortgage stress
  • applying for a Recovery Orders in the Family Court of WA
  • representing yourself at a criminal trial in the Magistrates Court.

We are currently working on a module to help people deal with insurance or court claims for repairs and property damage after a car accident.

R U Legal?

This project is to help young people think about the potential legal issues involved with relationships, online activity and social media. R U Legal?  was developed to present to teenage groups in high schools, but the content for some topics can be successfully adapted to use with students in Years 5 and 6.

The online resources for R U Legal?  includes videos, information about the law, games and quizzes. Each topic has a guided version for students and a self-directed version for use by teachers and presenters. Legal Aid WA can also provide a presenter to come to your school to speak with students.

R U Legal?  covers:

  • sexting
  • identity theft
  • sex and consent
  • Leavers' celebrations
  • the age of criminal responsibility.

When Separating

A family law resource to help people thinking about or going through separation. It covers important topics for adults and children involved in a separation, featuring short videos, resources and referrals for support and advice.

The videos in When Separating deal with telling the children, getting help and advice, planning for the future, high conflict relationships, family violence, dispute resolution services, property settlements, and separation for regional or rural families.

What's the law? Australian law for new arrivals

A collection of short videos and learning materials on common legal problems that are often faced by new arrivals to Australia. The resources are designed to help teach people about Australian laws, as well as their rights. They can be used by teachers, educators and community workers who work with migrants and refugees. They are designed to be used in English classes, but can easily be used in other community education settings.

Information about the law

We produce and maintain a wide range of resources that give the public information about different areas of the law. This website covers the most commonly encountered civil, criminal and family law topics that people might face. There are also information sheets and self-help resources that are designed to help people resolve matters on their own if they cannot access legal representation.

Legal Stories

Video resources to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people sort out some of the common legal problems they may face, as identified in the Indigenous Legal Needs Project.

 

Reviewed: 20 April 2018

Going to Leavers?

Videos and information to help keep you safe at Leavers.

Disclaimer

The information displayed on this page is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should see a lawyer. Legal Aid Western Australia aims to provide information that is accurate, however does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information provided on this page or incorporated into it by reference.