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Hit the beach for free legal advice

Now in its 13th year, Law on the Beach runs for five days over summer, bringing University of Newcastle law students and lawyers from their King Street building to Newcastle beach.

For the first time, this year a student from the University’s social work program will be part of every group of law students offering advice.

Law on the Beach allows later year law students and social work students to gain practical experience towards their degrees as they work to help members of the community.

A student-run program, Law On The Beach, has provided free legal advice to hundreds of clients in a very Novocastrian setting.

This practical program is one of the many ways the Law School develops experienced, sought-after legal graduates.

Director of the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, Shaun McCarthy, said all members of the community were welcome to visit the legal clinic for free advice, but this year the Centre was focusing on the younger members of the Newcastle community.

“Often young people do not have the life experience or resources to stand up for themselves in a matter involving the law. We aim to change that by providing a casual setting to have that legal conversation,” he said.

All questions and cases are welcome by the legal clinic team, from traffic fines to employment discrimination and everything in between.

This is a drop-in clinic so no appointment is necessary.

WHEN: 9.30am – 2.30pm
Tuesday 19 & Thursday 28 January 2016
Tuesday 2, 9 & 16 February 2016

WHERE:
Newcastle Surf Club, in the Club Room
Newcastle Beach

For further details phone 02 4921 8666.

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