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Deakin Law School - Access to Justice during COVID: the rural and regional experience
The pandemic has no doubt had an impact on everyone, however it has had a significant impact on those living in rural and regional towns. Access to justice is an issue for many members of our community with barriers such the tyranny of distance, lack of public transport and a lack of awareness of services that may be able to assist. With the restrictions due to the pandemic this has further compounded these access to justice issues.

Guest speaker
Sejal Amin, Goulburn Valley CLC Principal Lawyer

Sejal Amin was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 2009 and has worked predominantly in the non-for-profit/government sector. She has previously worked at Victoria Legal Aid, Victoria Police and the Office of the Freedom of Information Commissioner. She moved from Melbourne to Country Victoria; Shepparton in 2015 and joined the team at the Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre (GVCLC) to manage a three year pilot Therapeutic Justice Program (TJP). Following the completion of this pilot program in 2018, she decided to stay and settle in Shepparton. She has been working with GVCLC for 5 years and enjoys working in the country.

Aug 19, 2020 12:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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