Marrickville Legal Centre is guided by communications issued by the Federal and State Governments in determining an appropriate response to the risks associated with the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are reviewing on a daily basis information about the Coronavirus being updated by NSW Health and tailoring our response accordingly.
The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and clients is our priority. As far as we know, no staff, volunteer or clients of the Centre have contracted COVID-19. With that said, we also must do our part to help protect the more vulnerable in our families and communities.
We provide vital services to the most disadvantaged people in NSW. We want to make sure no one has lesser access to justice because of this virus.
Thanks to secure telephone and IT systems, MLC staff can work from anywhere and continue to provide a high level of service to our vulnerable clients.
We do not therefore expect significant disruption to the services that we provide. We will continue to review our position based on government advice and will advise you if there is a likely impact on how we work together.
As part of our priority to continue meeting the legal and support needs of our clients, all of our daytime and evening legal advice clinics are still operational and will be offering advice via telephone.
We anticipate that there will be some essential in-person meetings which will need to occur in line with our clients’ needs. If we do provide a face to face service, we will screen the client. If the person answers ‘yes’ to any question that indicates risk of COVID-19, we will offer service via telephone.
Our mission has always been to provide access to justice. We are committed to continuing to provide better and fairer outcomes for socially and economically disadvantaged people in these challenging times.
We will provide regular updates if we decide that we must close our Centre. If you have any questions please get in touch with us via web enquiry.