Who We Are?
Peel Community Legal Services is a fully funded Community Legal Service for the Peel Region established in Mandurah in July 2004. Peel Community Legal Services currently provides a number of services which range from general legal advice, community legal education and advocacy to law reform opportunities on behalf of communities in the Peel region. Building on the work of the formerly volunteer based service, Peel Community Legal Services have established a base for their services which includes an outreach service to the broader Peel region in such areas as Pinjarra and Waroona.
Our vision is to ensure that community members within the Peel Region are able to access appropriate legal support and that subject to funding, overall access to justice is improved.
We try to achieve this by offering relevant and useful legal advice to people who have suffered injustice and are vulnerable as a result of this. We believe in the value and dignity of human life and work hard to address some of the challenges that people experience as a result of injustice.
Our mission is to provide a comprehensive and accessible legal service to the Peel Community, with a focus on assistance for low income or disadvantaged people.
To maintain this focus we prioritise people living on an income of under $50,000 per year with special interest in those on pensions and benefits. We also provide services to people who are disadvantaged through a range of circumstances such as being a refugee, living with a disability or being the victim of violence.
Our staff maintain a focus on social justice and human rights and are experienced in dealing with a wide range of legal, paralegal and advocacy issues.
As a service we also feel it is important to work towards law reform and policy reform where we think these structures disadvantage our community and the community at large. To this end we speak up about injustice in many forms.