Launch of ACT Law Handbook & Legal Aid ACT Chat Line

On the 10th October, John Wilson, Managing Legal Director in our Employment section, and James Connolly, Law Clerk, attended the launch of the ACT Law Handbook and the Legal Aid ACT Chat Line. Both initiatives reflect ongoing attempts to make legal services and legal terminology more accessible to the general public as the rate of people seeking legal advice continues to increase. These initiatives complement the in-person services that Legal Aid ACT already provides noting that there are some who will be unable to readily access either initiative and will rely on in-person services.

Launch ACT Law Handbook Legal Aid ACT Chat Line
The event was hosted by Legal Aid ACT and launched by the ACT Attorney-General, Gordon Ramsey MLA. In the Attorney-General’s remarks he thanked all those who had contributed to the ACT Law Handbook, many of whom were present. BAL Lawyers for its part contributed the employment section of the Handbook which is now accessible through Austlii and the Legal Aid ACT website. BAL Lawyers’ contribution in this space reflects the high calibre of employment legal work that the firm provides to the community.

The handbook is available at Legal Aid ACT