Ebborn Law has been working on building close relationships with community support agencies for a number of months now, so that when we come across clients who could benefit from a little bit of extra help, we know who to refer them to.
We call this “Project Wheel” and it is part of our commitment to leadership in family law. The idea for Project Wheel arose out of our holistic approach to client care and the need to resolve non-legal problems that might arise for people.
The work we provide as a law firm includes giving legal advice, negotiations, making applications to court, mediation, court attendances and any other attendance required in the course of the court proceedings. Many of our clients also require support, counselling and advice in other areas of their lives as a result of specific ‘risk factors’. Such risks factors can include age, ethnicity, language ability, violence in the home, disability, or poverty.
At this stage we are putting together the final touches to the concept. Earlier this year we developed a web-based portal to assist refuges to seek urgent legal assistance for people who were affected by domestic violence. This has been very successful. Based upon feedback we have recently received from community support agencies we are now working on a series of free workshops for people contemplating proceedings in the Family Court. We’re sure that as Project Wheel continues we’ll see a stronger support network for the people who seek to access justice through our doors.