1 year of service, 1000 people helped
Free assistance for veterans, ADF members & their families
A free legal service for veterans and Defence members has marked its first anniversary by boosting the assistance it provides to them.
In the past year more than 1,000 people have been helped across Australia by the Defence and Veterans Legal Service (DAVLS).
This service provides free, confidential and independent legal support to people who want to share their story with the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.
Submissions to the Royal Commission must be received by October 13 of this year. But if you want to have a private one-on-one session with a Royal Commissioner, you must submit your request by April 28 of this year.
DAVLS also helps with issues relating to veterans’ entitlements and other legal problems commonly experienced by current and former ADF members.
For free, independent legal support, call 1800 33 1800 or visit DefenceVeteransLegalService.org.auIn response to high levels of demand, we are increasing the support we provide to current and former ADF members – and their families,” says Jasmine Stanton, a former Navy officer and Army Reservist who is now the Director of DAVLS.
“Our legal help is free and confidential – and it’s completely independent. We don’t work for the Royal Commission, or the Defence Department, or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
“We help people share their story with the Royal Commission in an informed and safe way that protects their rights and ensures their voice is heard.
“Real change can happen when people are empowered to speak up.”
DAVLS provides tailored legal advice about issues including:
HI ALL, JUST AN UPDATE ABOUT OUR SHED PROGRESS UPDATES (OR LACK THERE OF ).
IT’S BEEN SOMEWHAT DELIBERATE ON OUR PART AS WE WANT TO AVOID THE REPEATED “WE’LL BE OPEN NEXT MONTH” ANNOUNCEMENTS WITHOUT DELIVERING.
WHAT WE CAN SAY IS WE HAVE JUST ABOUT WRAPPED UP OUR LEASE REVIEW PROCESS. WE DIDN’T EXPECT THIS REVIEW TO TAKE SO LONG BUT IT’S TIME WE’LL SPENT. THE LEGAL BEAGLES HAVE POURED OVER THE LEASE, ENSURING THE BEST PRACTICABLE TERMS FOR THE SHED (PRO BONO - THANKS WHITE & CASE LEGAL YOU LEGENDS! )
THE NEXT SHED UPDATE WILL COME ONCE WE HAVE THE LEASE INKED AND A DATE ON WHEN THE GATES WILL LITERALLY OPEN.
TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS AND CURRENT AND FUTURE MEMBERS, THANKS FOR YOUR AMAZING PATIENCE!