Legal help at the libraries

Albury's libraries are joining more than 40 others around NSW in hosting free workshops for Law Week.

The workshops are a collaboration between the State Library of NSW, Legal Aid NSW, Community Legal Centres and NSW Fair Trading.

Legal Aid NSW CEO Brendan Thomas said Law Week – from May 13 to May 19 – presented an opportunity to show key areas where legal assistance could make a positive impact.

“Legal Aid NSW is here to provide help in the areas of criminal, civil and family law for everyone – but especially our most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities,” he said.

The State Library's Find Legal Answers service, a partnership with public libraries, provides the community with up-to-date and reliable legal information to answer common questions about the law.

State Librarian John Vallance said: “This important Law Week collaboration brings legal service providers into local libraries to share their expertise and inform the community on legal issues that impact on their everyday lives.”

Albury's libraries will host:

  • Avoiding Scams: Are you worried about sharing private information when you shop or pay your bills online? Have you had a phone call telling you that you need to pay your tax debt now or you’ll be arrested? The event will take place at the LibraryMuseum, on Friday 17 May at 10am
  • NDIS: How the law can help: Do you want to find out more about your legal rights and the NDIS? What can you do if you’re not happy with a decision or a provider? The event will take place at the Lavington Library, on Friday 17 May at 1.30pm

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