Demand for domestic violence legal aid spikes

Demand for domestic violence legal aid spikes

According to this article by Felicity Cook which appeared in Lawyers Weekly on 8 January 2016, family law specialists and legal aid lawyers in Queensland are gearing up for a busy year, with domestic violence hotlines ringing off the hook. Speaking with Lawyers Weekly, Angela Lynch, community education lawyer at Women’s Legal Service (WLS) Queensland, said the number of women accessing domestic violence services has increased over the past year. WLS saw a 40 per cent increase throughout 2015, following the release of a report by the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland in February last year.

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