Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire

Springvale Monash Legal Service

Established in 1973, Springvale Monash Legal Service (SMLS) is a community organisation that provides free legal advice, assistance, information and education to disadvantaged members of the community. SMLS aims to empower and support members of the community to use the law and the legal system to protect and advance their rights and broaden their awareness of their responsibilities; to redress imbalances in access to justice through the provision of legal assistance and information, community legal education and law reform; and to develop the confidence, skills and ethics of law students through clinical legal education in a community environment.

Service Name: Springvale Monash Legal Service

Phone: 03 9545 7400 (Head Office) 9038 8002 (Narre Warren & Doveton)

Service Area: City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia Shire

Eligibility Criteria: SMLS can provide legal advice and assistance to people who are unable to resolve their legal issues because of experiences of disadvantage and/or vulnerability. Our services are focused towards:
- young people;
- individuals experiencing financial disadvantage;
- people of CALD background;
- single parents;
- people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness;
- people experiencing, or at risk of family violence;
- people with a disability or experiencing mental health issues