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									                  Environmental                                            Telephone: (08) 9221 3030 Facsimile: (08) 9221 3070
                  Defender’s                                               Freecall: 1800 175 542 (outside Perth metro)
                                                                           Suite 4, Woods Building, 544 Hay Street Perth WA 6000
                  Office                                                   Email: edowa@edowa.org.au

                  Western Australia (Inc)



                         REQUEST FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE
The Environmental Defender’s Office WA (Inc) is a community legal centre specialising in environmental law. We offer
legal services to those who can’t otherwise afford them. An individual’s or community group’s request for legal assistance
must meet some basic requirements. Here is a guide:
            1. Is it a legal matter concerned with environmental protection?
            2. Is the matter in the public interest?
            3. Is private legal assistance beyond the applicant’s means?
If the answer to all these questions is ‘yes’, we will consider providing legal advice, if appropriate and achievable within our
resource capacity. We have very limited capacity to provide legal representation in court. If your matter concerns legal
liability for contaminated sites, generally we will not assist you. Before completing this form, please check whether one of
our ‘fact sheets’ provides the information you need, available at www.edowa.org.au.

If you need the EDO’s legal assistance, please complete this form and post/email to the address above
     Note: All information will be treated in confidence. However, appropriate details of our cases and clients may be disclosed to the
                                            EDO’s Management Committee on a confidential basis.
Name                     ……………………………………… Position (if in an organisation) …………………………..
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1.       Specify in point form the particular issues on which you want legal assistance:

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2.       State the urgency of the legal assistance you seek. If there are any deadlines, set them out:

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3.       Please tick the box that best describes the person/organisation seeking legal assistance:
                 an incorporated association i.e. associations incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1987.
                 (An incorporated association has a legal identity separate from the identity of its members)
                 an unincorporated association/informal group
                 private individual(s)
4.   If you are an association or a group please state your main objects:

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5.   If you ticked the ‘private individual’ box above, one of our funding bodies requires the following
     information:

     Year of birth :       ____________                                  Female                      Male


     Is your income scale :                 High                         Medium                      Low

6.   Please describe briefly the nature of the environmental issue for which you are seeking legal assistance.
     (If necessary, provide further information about the issue in a separate document and attach it to this form).

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7.   Explain briefly why you think it is in the public interest to give you legal assistance:

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8.   Where did you hear about the EDO?

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9.   If you would like to receive email news bulletins from the EDO, please tick the box.

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     Principal Solicitor              ________________________________________________

								
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