This session is about accessing legal services, with a particular focus on the legal services that people with a disability might require. The session covers:
- What is a legal issue?
- When should I get legal help?
- Who can give me legal help?
- What does a lawyer do?
This session promotes early access to justice with a focus on the assistance lawyers can provide to help sort out disputes and legal issues without having to go to court, or in a way that is less stressful. It will also encourage people to be
proactive in seeking legal help and in working with their lawyer.
Monday 26th March, 2012: 2:00am - 2:45am
Eleanore Fritze, Senior Lawyer, Mental Health and Disability Advocacy team, Civil Justice Program, Victoria Legal Aid (VLA).
Recently, Eleanore has been involved in providing training and professional support to lawyers working in mental health and disability law and other areas of law which promote social inclusion. She is actively involved in law reform and strategic advocacy to improve outcomes for people with disabilities.Photo of Eleanore Fritze, Senior Lawyer, Mental Health and Disability Advocacy team, Civil Justice Program, Victoria Legal Aid (VLA).
Robyn Mills, Program Leader, Mental Health & Disability Advocacy Program, victoria Legal Aid
Robyn is a Solicitor and advocate with over 30 years legal experience initially in private practice and for the last 18 years at Victoria Legal Aid. Robyn practices in many facets of administrative law and regularly appears before the Mental Health Review Board (MHRB) and the Guardianship List at VCAT.Photo of Robyn Mills, Program Leader, Mental Health & Disability Advocacy Program, victoria Legal Aid