How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting you?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive effect on our lives. Whether your job situation has changed, your tenancy, or just your ability to meet up with friends, there have been major effects felt across the board.

Here are some of the ways you can access information about your COVID-19 legal rights and responsibilities during Law Week.

Discuss your Situation – Get Free Legal Advice

This Law Week, a number of community legal centres are offering free legal advice including location-based services and specialists such as JobWatch, Social Security Rights Victoria, LGBTIQ Legal Service, Seniors Rights Victoria and more.

We have also had a number of law firms offer their services for free during Law Week. With specialities including property contracts, family law, wills and estate documents, retail law, family violence and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to get access to the legal advice you need.

We are also pleased to be able to offer this free legal advice in over 30 languages other than English.

Know your rights

With the COVID-19 situation changing so quickly, it can be hard to keep up with your new responsibilities. This Law Week, a number of webinars will address these issues and help you to best understand your rights.

One of the greatest issues facing Victorians is the employment crisis caused by the pandemic. Whether you’re trying to work out how you can keep your employees safe or you’re worried that your job is putting you at risk, you can find what you need to know this Law Week.

The new COVID-19 laws have given the police a number of new powers which can be scary for people who may not know they’re breaking the law. We have a number of events running that will explain what these new powers are and how you can protect yourself against abuses of these powers.

Share your experience

Has the COVID-19 pandemic left you financially insecure? Maybe your bills are stacking up, you’re facing eviction, or debt collectors are harassing you?

Consumer Action Legal Centre is taking stories of people facing financial hardship to try to bring forward further legal changes that protect people dealing with these issues.

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