Community Program

About

The Community Program seeks to harness the resources of the Review – its members, their time and skill set – to contribute to the community legal sector. As part of this new initiative, the Review endeavours to engage with community legal centres across Victoria to explore possible collaboration. To date, the focus of the Program has been on the provision of research and editorial assistance to community legal centres on particular projects as they arise.

All Review members possess high-level specialist skills in editorial work and legal research. This puts the Review in an ideal position to provide volunteers to assist centres with editorial tasks or generalist legal research to help in the production of educational materials, written publications, fact sheets, submissions, and other resources. As a student based organisation, we acknowledge that the Review is not well placed to provide legal advice, but we are open to any suggestions as to how we can best contribute to the work of community legal centres on a volunteer basis.

Process

Ideally, we envisage a scenario where community legal centres contact the Review in relation to a written publication, fact sheet or other research document that requires editorial or legal research assistance. We will then distribute the work to members based on their expressions of interest and availability. These members will complete the editorial or research work and submit it to the Community Program Coordinator, who will then double-check it for accuracy and consistency and return a final version to the community legal centre in a timely fashion.

Contact

The Review would value the opportunity to discuss the most viable options for your centre to benefit from a working relationship with our members.

For further information or to discuss possible collaboration between the Review and your centre please contact Anushka Seth at law-mulr@unimelb.edu.au.

Partner Centres

The Review would like to extend thanks to the following centres that have supported the Community Program and provided opportunities for members to contribute their work:

  • Justice Connect — Homeless Law
  • Flemington & Kensington Community Legal Centre
  • Fitzroy Legal Service

Member Volunteers

The Review would like to acknowledge and thank the following members who volunteered their time and expertise to contribute to Community Program projects:

2016 Community Program Coordinators

  • Adrian Faelli
  • Anushka Seth

2016 Member Volunteers

  • Leopold Bailey
  • Chenez Dyer Bray
  • Elizabeth Brumby
  • Kye-Ren Cheong
  • Joshua Crowther
  • Sophie Kaiko
  • Sam Tansley
  • Rachel Walters
  • Danae Wheeler

2015 Community Program Coordinator

  • Ewa Lobaza

2015 Member Volunteers

  • Elizabeth Brumby
  • Adam Conti
  • Adrian Faelli
  • Kathleen Phelan
  • George Priestly
  • Andrew Rankin
  • Marcus Roberts

2014 Community Program Coordinator

  • Tanita Northcott

2014 Community Program Editor

  • Joshua Keyes Liley

2014 Member Volunteers

  • Louis Andrews
  • Patrick Easton
  • Irene Han
  • Nick Kotzman
  • George Priestley
  • Nathan van As

2013 Community Program Coordinators

  • Alexander Maschmedt
  • Travis McCarthy

2013 Community Program Editor

  • Sasha Ponniah

2013 Member Volunteers

  • Merinda Davis
  • Elizabeth Goodman
  • Irene Han
  • Joshua Keyes Liley
  • Imme Kaschner
  • Nick Kotzman
  • Alex Mclure
  • Stephanie Murphy
  • Tanita Northcott
  • Matt Pierri
  • Ella Pope
  • George Priestley
  • Matthew Psycharis
  • Andrew Robertson
  • Caleb Samson
  • Talweez Senghera
  • Mika Tsoi
  • Madeline Vingerhoets
  • Stephanie Murphy