• Bob Clark and Margaret Cresswell

    Bob Clark and Margaret Cresswell

  • John Boersig, Heidi Yates, Victor Harcourt and Amy Winner

    John Boersig, Heidi Yates, Victor Harcourt and Amy Winner

  • Andrew Klein and Bob Clark

    Andrew Klein and Bob Clark

  • Victor Harcourt and Amy Winner

    Victor Harcourt and Amy Winner

  • John Boersig, Nor Blumer and Helen Watchirs

    John Boersig, Nor Blumer and Helen Watchirs

  • Victor Harcourt and Heidi Yates

    Victor Harcourt and Heidi Yates

  • Victor Harcourt

    Victor Harcourt

  • Amy Eager and Christine Ryan

    Amy Eager and Christine Ryan

  • Jane Thomson and Kezlee Gray

    Jane Thomson and Kezlee Gray

  • Dianne O'Hara, Nicole Karman and Elizabeth Lee

    Dianne O'Hara, Nicole Karman and Elizabeth Lee

  • Natalie Donnan and Vanessa Parkins

    Natalie Donnan and Vanessa Parkins

  • Liana Westcott and Margaret Cresswell

    Liana Westcott and Margaret Cresswell

  • Genevieve Bolton and Anusha

    Genevieve Bolton and Anusha

  • Helen Watchirs and Emma Turner

    Helen Watchirs and Emma Turner

  • Victor Harcourt and Lora Shaw.

    Victor Harcourt and Lora Shaw.

  • Erin Rikus, Shaun Croner and Amy Winner

    Erin Rikus, Shaun Croner and Amy Winner

  • Ricjard Nuker and Bob Clark

    Ricjard Nuker and Bob Clark

  • John Boersig, Andrew Klein and Julie Field

    John Boersig, Andrew Klein and Julie Field

  • Sarah Crowe and Emma Turner

    Sarah Crowe and Emma Turner

  • Michelle Bryant, Mark Jehne, Marc Vandenbrocke and Shahn Paterson

    Michelle Bryant, Mark Jehne, Marc Vandenbrocke and Shahn Paterson

  • Erin Rikus, Shaun Croner and Sarah Pringle

    Erin Rikus, Shaun Croner and Sarah Pringle

  • Heidi Yates and Elaine Li

    Heidi Yates and Elaine Li

Russell Kennedy Lawyers and the Legal Aid Initiative

20 October 2015

Russell Kennedy Lawyers has joined with Legal Aid ACT to form a new Employment Law Clinic. And no it’s not to create and enhance employment opportunities for lawyers but to spread the knowledge and talent of both RK and Legal Aid to ensure those most in need can get access to free, expert advice about employment and workplace issues.

To announce the partnership, a cocktail function at RK Lawyers' city office invited legal practitioners from across the city’s stakeholders, with Victor Harcourt RK’s Melbourne based leader of the firm-wide pro-bono team joining Heidi Yates, head of Legal Aid’s General Practice to tell of the benefits of the initiative. And that’s where this specialist clinic will be a boon to those most in need of help. They have been identified as the young, those from non English speaking backgrounds, those with a disability, parents returning to work after the birth of a child and domestic violence victims.

It’s a positive approach to needs and another feather in the cap of RK Lawyers who are proud of the work they do in the NFP arena and are already set up to operate on Fridays at Legal Aid where they’ll provide the expert training and support. For those who need a clinic appointment call the Legal Aid Helpline 1300 654 314.

It’s the kind of service people need to know about.