Affordable legal advice to fill need
A qualified solicitor is now available at Citizens Advice Bureau’s Kwinana and Rockingham branches to cater for increasing community demand for low-cost legal advice.
The not-for-profit organisation was founded in WA in 1963 to provide an information service, linking people with their respective communities.
CAB offers information and referral services — where members of the community can seek information either face-to-face, over the phone or online.
Citizens Advice Bureau of WA chief executive Kathryn Lawrence said the Kwinana and Rockingham branches recently appointed a solicitor to meet increasing community demand for the service.
“By providing a low-cost legal advice on family law including property settlement, children matters and divorce, estate matters, as well as affordable document preparation, we are hoping to give the appropriate tools to people so they can resolve their own issues at different stages of their life,” she said. “We believe that empowering and educating people is key to building solid communities.”
A solicitor is available one day per month at the Kwinana and Rockingham branches.
Chairwoman Carol Adams welcomed solicitor Caroline Ngare to the Kwinana branch and said a dedicated solicitor was “much needed”.
“In the short time that Caroline has been at the branch, her services have been well utilised by those in the community in need of legal assistance,” she said.
Carol Adams welcomes Caroline Ngare.