Volunteer Program

Volunteer Program

The Volunteer Program welcomed a new Volunteer Lawyer, a full-time staff member who will assist with the coordination of the program.

We have welcomed new paralegal and legal volunteers and look forward to adding to the depth and capacity of our team over the next 12 months.

A “Quick Reference Guide’ was produced. The guide is a tool providing a very quick overview of the specific areas of law most frequently encountered at the Centre and how to make appropriate referrals. The Guide was developed from the perspective of a lawyer who is being asked to provide initial advice in an area in which they don’t normally practice. The Volunteer Handbook has also been updated and will be available for distribution soon.

The Volunteer Dinner and Awards night was held on Wednesday 23 April 2018 at the Frankston Football Club. It was a great success, with many of our volunteers and pro bono partners being recognised through the awards they received. Congratulations to all our award recipients. The audience was inspired by two speakers, Lance Guymer, a long time volunteer and supporter of PCLC, and Kot Monoah who is an Associate at Slater & Gordon, and a Sudanese community leader and lawyer.

A huge thank-you to all our volunteers, without whom our community would not receive the exceptional level of service that they do.

VOLUNTEER AWARD RECIPIENTS 2018

KATH NEILSEN AWARD

Valerie Power

VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Ivan Bezbradica
Villy Raki
Radek Dajer
Karolina Wlodarczak
Michelle Nguyen
Nina Zec
Jonathon Rhall

PROBONO AWARD

Russell Kennedy Lawyers

LAWFIRM AWARD

Moorheads Lawyers

LONG SERVICE AWARDS

Chris Hill (30 years)
Chris Gunasekera (20 years)
Amanda Humphreys (20 years)
Patricia Samson (15 years)
Olga Pecherski (10 years)
Scott Whitechurch (10 years)


PCLC – Annual Report