UMSU Legal Service
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Update on COVID-19
Like many services throughout the community, the UMSU Legal Service is implementing social distancing via alternative working arrangements to support staff and student health and wellbeing in accordance with official advice on the COVID-19 pandemic. As we experience disruptions from measures to prevent the spread of the virus, we’re working hard to continue to deliver legal services to students while ensuring the health and safety of the community and our staff.
We are still operating remotely to provide you with legal and financial counselling assistance. If you need help, please contact us through our online form by selecting “Get Legal Help” below.
Our phone advice line is closed until further notice, however we will be providing advice by email and arranging phone appointments as required.
We are also experiencing increased demand owing to legal issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that you please be patient during this time, as it may take us longer than usual to respond to enquiries.
We will provide regular updates on any changes to services provided by the UMSU Legal Service.
The UMSU Legal Service is a specialist community legal centre that provides free and confidential legal advice to all currently enrolled students of the University of Melbourne.
The UMSU Legal Service is staffed by qualified lawyers, and provides assistance on various legal matters, including:
- Infringements / fines
- Minor criminal law
- Family / personal intervention orders
- Sexual harassment
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Powers of attorney
- Consumer law
- Employment law including bullying
If you have a legal problem, please select “Get Legal Help” below to submit a form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.