Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre

IMG 5193 1600pxThe Vietnamese Lawyer Project

Melbourne’s western suburbs are home to a large Vietnamese-born community.  Within the Brimbank local government area, this community represents about 10% of the population. The Vietnamese community is isolated by language and cultural barriers which prevent many from accessing mainstream legal and other services.

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre (BMCLC) (a program of commUnity+) delivers the Vietnamese Lawyer project in partnership with the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association (AVWA).

This is a two-year pilot project funded by the Department of Justice and Regulation and aims to improve access to justice for the Vietnamese community in the western suburbs by delivering legal services in the Vietnamese language through a bilingual lawyer.  Continue reading...