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How to find the legal information I need

by Jacqui Brauman

How to find the legal information I need

by Jacqui Brauman

by Jacqui Brauman

Finding relevant legal information that you need, in a timely manner, can be quite difficult.

Fortunately or unfortunately, there is a lot of legal blogs and free articles online – mainly published by law firms trying to get good SEO. But many of these blogs are written in language that is not clear, or it is written for another lawyer.

Also, if you did a Google search, you are likely to have to go through a number of pages of information, with the first set of information not very relevant, but being paid for. The organisation of legal information, and how Google displays relevant, does not work.

So where should you start?

The Law Handbook is a great free resource, with a lot of easy-to-read information over lots of topics, and plenty of links to further information. This is mainly Victorian based. This is published by the Fitzroy Legal Centre.

There are lots of other Community Legal Centres, if you Google for your closest one they are probably better able to steer you in the right direction than Google itself.

For those in New South Wales:

Womens’ Legal Service

NSW Legal Aid

For Victorians:

Womens’ Legal Service

Victoria Legal Aid

For Queenslanders:

Womens’ Legal Service QLD

Northern QLD Women’s Legal Service

Legal Aid QLD

For South Australians:

Women’s Legal Service SA

Legal Services Commission SA

For Tasmanians:

Women’s Legal Service Tasmania

Legal Aid Commission Tas

For Western Australians:

Women’s Legal Centre WA

Legal Aid WA

For businesses:

Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

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