A Range of Helpful Resources
The LIV offers a large range of information, resources and services to assist with your legal needs.
Community Legal Centres
Community Legal Centres are independent, non-profit community organisations that provide free legal services to the public. They are located throughout the suburbs and in larger country towns.
Most centres receive funds from a variety of sources including state and federal governments and philanthropic organisations, but some receive no or very little funding and are staffed entirely by volunteers. The extent of services provided varies considerably.
Contact your local Community Legal Centre to for more information. A list of Victorian Community Legal Centres can be found at the National Association of Community Legal Centres or on the Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria websites.
Public Interest Law Clearing House
The Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH) is a non-profit public interest legal centre that specialises in coordinating pro bono legal services in cases of public interest.
LIV Legal Assistance Service (LIVLAS)
The LIV Legal Assistance Service (LIVLAS), is a referral service that acts as a facilitator of pro bono legal assistance between the community and the legal profession. The service is administered by PILCH.
Law Aid is designed to improve access to justice in Victoria for members of the public who are unable to afford the cost of civil litigation.