The Hunter Community Legal Centre has received funding from the Law and Justice Foundation for the new Hunter Youth Law Service.
Toobah Choudhari will attend Childrens’ Courts in the Hunter Valley to provide civil and family law advice to young people who are waiting for their other matters to be called.
“This new service will allow us to provide better access to justice for young people in the Hunter Region,” said Bronwyn Ambrogetti Managing Solicitor at the Hunter Community Legal Centre.
The idea for the service evolved from discussions with the Hunter Childrens’ Court Magistrate about the range of legal needs of the young people appearing in her court. It is hoped that having a civil lawyer available at the court will be a way to overcome the barriers to young people seeking assistance with their civil and family law problems.
It is hoped that young people between the ages of 15 and 24 will take advantage of this new service in the Hunter Region.