The Law Society of New South Wales has launched a new resource which provides guidance to lawyers working with individuals who have or are at risk of suffering domestic violence.

The Law Society of New South Wales has launched this resource aimed at helping lawyers deal with clients suffering domestic abuse as it is lawyers who are often on the front line when dealing with such important and sensitive matters.

Law Society president Juliana Warner said “this new resource, “Working with clients affected by domestic and family violence” aims to help legal practitioners, particularly family lawyers, to understand the practical and procedural steps they can take to prioritise safety, at any stage of the matter.” Continuing: “the guide aims to identify key issues, and to help practitioners to comply with key professional obligations, in the context of domestic and family violence issues.”

This guidance comes alongside a record funding package by the state government for specialist housing and support services for women and children suffering domestic abuse.

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