Robot Lawyers

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Robot Lawyers

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Robot Lawyers is a free service for people pleading guilty to minor traffic or criminal charges and who cannot afford a lawyer or access legal services at court.

Robot Lawyers acts as a client’s virtual assistant and assists them in telling their story clearly, in a stressful court setting.

During the development of Robot Lawyers we had a number of discussions with those working in the community sector. The feedback indicated that the service would be very useful in the CLC setting, particularly where CLCs don’t have the resources to represent clients in court for minor driving and criminal charges. It was said that the Robot Lawyers questionnaire could be filled out with the client, while present at the CLC, then emailed and printed at the CLC. This will overcome some of the limitations inherent in a process like Robot Lawyers (i.e. the need for internet access and a printer).

For more information visit  Robot Lawyers Australia, view our presentation video or read our blog article.


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TASC – Advice – Advocacy – Legal Help

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TASC National Limited (TASC) is a not-for- profit organisation providing free advice and information for people who require legal, advocacy or social services assistance.

The Roma Community Legal Service provides initial consultation, advice and referrals in generalist legal matters, with a focus on Civil and Family Law, in addition to providing Legal and Advocacy support to clients with a disability facing the Criminal Justice System. The service provides access to qualified solicitors who can explain your legal rights and obligations, and outline various options and steps you can take to solve your legal problem.

Vulnerable and marginalised members of the community, subject to a general assessment and eligibility criteria and a conflict of interest check, are eligible for this service.

Our TASC Roma office also offers Disability Advocacy. The Disability Advocacy Service advocates for justice and equity in the lives of people with a disability. This is done by speaking, writing and acting for the individuals to ensure needs are being met and rights are upheld in the wider community. The service strives to empower and encourage individuals and communities to advance the interests of people with a disability and their families.

TASC National has been named as an Advocacy service that will assist people wishing to make a private submission to the Disability Royal Commission.

Our role is to (not exhaustive)

  • Inform people about the Disability Royal Commission (DRC)
  • Help people understand the purpose of the DRC
  • Provide advice on issue/risks that may arise while engaging with the DRC
  • Assist people who wish to participate in the DRC
  • Refer people to supportive services where needed including legal and counselling.

Our geographical scope includes Cooloola, Gayndah-Mundubbera, Gympie, Gympie North, Gympie South, Kilkivan, Kingaroy, Kingaroy Region North, Kingaroy Region South, Monto-Eidsvold, Nanango, Darling Downs-Maranoa, Ipswich and Toowoomba.

Our role commences November 11, 2019.

 

If people are interested in learning more, they are welcome to contact us.

Toowoomba   07 4616 9700

Roma   07 4523 6600

 

TASC Roma located at 96 Arthur Street, Roma is open Monday to Thursday from 9:00am to 4:30pm and Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm. To enquire about our services or schedule an appointment phone on 07 4523 6600.

For general information please see

Website: TASC National

Facebook Page: TASC National

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Online Help and Support

 Phone Apps:

Be Safe App  – Be Safe is a mobile app that aims to help young adults make a decision about seeking help in a crisis.

Daisy App – Daisy is an app developed by 1800RESPECT to connect people experiencing violence or abuse to services in their local area.

Help Me App – Daniel Morcombe Foundation Help Me App. A great way to not only help keep kids safe, but assist people of all ages, from 7 to 97, covering all kinds of personal emergency situations.

Websites:

Aftercare – Lived Experience Forum – The SANE Forums are a moderated service for Australians 18 years and over who are living with mental illness, and families, friends and carers of people living with mental illness.  The purpose of the Forums is for people affected by mental illness to share stories and information that can help us find positive pathways through our experience.

Ask Izzy  – Ask Izzy is a mobile website that connects people with housing, a meal, health and wellbeing services, support and counselling and more.  You just enter a postcode and tick the relevant boxes.

Australian Breastfeeding Association – Breastfeeding Information and Support

Birdie’s Tree – Growing Together Through Natural Disasters – Natural disasters like storms, cyclones, floods or fire can be very frightening and upsetting for babies and young children. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and ‘big feelings’. There’s information for parents and carers too.

Blue Knot Foundation – Empowering recovery from childhood trauma.

Butterfly Foundation – Support for eating disorders & body image issues.

Domestic and Family Violence –  Information, services and support for people impacted by domestic and family violence.

DV Connect – We can help you, your children and your pets escape domestic violence.

E Safety – Keeping kids safe online starts with you.

Hands On As We Grow – Hands on activities to do with your kids

 

headspace  – A place to be yourself – Helping you understand and work through life’s challenges.

Health Direct – 24 Hour Health Advice

Kids Helpline – Any Time, Any Reason

Legal Aid Queensland – We give legal help to financially disadvantaged people

Mensline – Support for Australian men, anywhere, anytime

myCompass – myCompass is free online, interactive self-help program. myCompass is designed to address mild to-moderate symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression through personalised treatments delivered entirely online.

Parentline – Parentline is a confidential telephone service providing professional counselling and support in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Our phones are open every day from 8am – 10pm, while WebChat is available every day from 8am – 9pm.

Qld Veteran’s Portal – Services and supports for ex-members of the Australian Defence Force

Raising Children Network – Provides ad-free parenting videos, articles and apps backed by Australian experts.

Reach Out – ReachOut Forums is a supportive, safe and anonymous space.  Hear from others about what has helped them and share what you’re going through.

Robot Lawyers – Robot Lawyers is a free service for people to use who cannot afford a lawyer and have a minor driving or criminal offence.

Suicide Callback Service – Various resources for making Suicide Safety Plans and phone and online counselling information

Vinnies Qld – We are here to assist you.

Women’s Technology Safety and Privacy Toolkit  – Safer technology for women

Online Groups:

Smart Recovery  – Our mutual support meetings are free and open to anyone
seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery.

Facebook Pages:

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