EECLC provides free legal services, including advice and casework, in the following areas of law:
- Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs)
- Family law
- Family violence and sexual assault
- Domestic violence
- Victims compensation
- Credit and debt matters
- Wills advice, Powers of Attorney and Guardianship (we do not draft these documents)
- Consumer rights-buying goods and services
- Minor traffic offences
Solicitors do not give legal advice in relation to neighbourhood disputes, conveyancing, commercial, taxation, criminal or immigration matters.
How do I get legal advice?
EECLC provides legal advice by phone on set days and times.
Please call – 4704 0207 or 1300 363 967
|Tuesday||9.30am to 12.30pm|
|Wednesday||1.30pm to 4.30pm|
|Thursday||9.30am to 12.30pm|
Messages can be left outside these times and will be attended to by the next available solicitor.
People living in Lithgow and Bathurst can access face to face appointments with a solicitor at our outreach locations.
To make an appointment, please phone the outreach location directly.
Bathurst Neighbourhood Centre – Thursday once per month
Please call 6332 4866
Lithgow Community Projects – Monday & Thursday
Please call 6351 2230
Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre – fortnightly on Tuesday
Please call 6354 5901
EECLC staff also attend Katoomba, Lithgow and Bathurst courts on the Apprehended Domestic Violence Order list days each week.
If EECLC cannot assist you, the Centre will always try to refer you to a service that can. Anyone who lives in the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Oberon or Bathurst regions can contact EECLC for information, advice and referral. All services are free. There are a number of free legal services in NSW, a list of directories can be found here.