Image Description: HSF solicitors who have supported Sussex Street Community Law Service (SSCLS).
Sussex Street Community Law Services started the year by recognising the support and efforts of our volunteers, interns and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) secondees. It was made possible by the generous support of HSF, who hosted the event at their St Georges Terrace offices.
It was a fantastic opportunity to get to reconnect with many of the HSF secondees and allow our recent and past interns to network with graduates and senior lawyers, such as Jon Redman and Greg McIntyre.
Our General Manager Jane Timmermanis shared some of our achievements over the previous year in 2021 as well as the opportunities waiting for us over the next 12 to 36 months.
Jane shared news of some exciting new funding wins that will ensure that we are able to continue our night legal services and increase our volunteer and internship programs. Jane also spoke about the shuttle conference and duty lawyer services funded by the Department of Justice, and how successfully these services have been established over the last few months.
Image Description: Guests at the Sussex Street Community Law Service (SSCLS) Sundowner in February 2022 listening as Jane Timmermanis shares the centres good news and achievements over the last year.
It was great to hear how much had been achieved during 2021 and how significant the contribution from employees, volunteers, interns and secondees has been. The location definitely added to the casual and relaxed occasion. The HSF office offered a fantastic view of the city and Swan River as the sun set.
Community Legal Centres provide access to justice for many Australians, who otherwise would not have the means or ability to reach out to a lawyer or advocate for assistance. Many of our clients live in regional WA or experience disability, factors that can sometimes make a person more vulnerable to injustice.
Sussex Street Community Law Service would like to thank all those, who have supported our mission over the years. A special thank-you goes to our volunteers, interns and secondees, not forgetting Elliott Schutte of HSF for helping make the night go so well.
To see some of the photos of the night, follow the link below.
At Sussex Street Community Law Service, we respectfully acknowledge Traditional Owners of country, the Aboriginal people of the many lands that we work throughout Western Australia and across Australia.
We recognise their continuing connections to land, sea and community.
We pay our respects to elders past and present; and extend our respect to all Aboriginal communities of today.