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Community Legal Education

TEWLS has a strong commitment to community legal education (CLE) – we believe that by empowering women with knowledge and information about the legal system, women and the community at large will be increasingly able to access the legal system. 

Community Legal Education

Community Legal Education (CLE) is education about the law. CLE can increase people’s understanding of and ability to engage with legal processes and the legal system. It can help explain and foster awareness of services and legal rights, as well as understanding of specific laws for certain groups in society. A key component of CLE is also learning to identify when and where to get legal help. 

CLE can take a number of forms, from informal conversations at a clinic, to running a formal presentation for students, to producing informative guides and fact sheets.

TEWLS regularly partners with other services to deliver CLE, including other legal assistance and social service providers, as well as Government Departments, to provide expert and informative workshops and/or sessions. 

Training and Workshops

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TEWLS provides CLE workshops to women across the Greater Darwin area at our clinic locations and at other locations across the Top End, as required and subject to the service’s capacity. 

TEWLS can provide workshops on topics such as: 

  • Domestic, family, and sexual violence 
  • Domestic violence orders (DVOs) 
  • Personal violence restraining orders (PVROs) 
  • Victims of Crime Compensation (VOCC) 
  • Intimate image abuse 
  • Family law 
  • Migration law 
  • Housing and tenancy 
  • Fines 
  • Consumer law, including loans and rentals 
  • Discrimination 
  • Superannuation and estates 
  • Complaints about Government 
  • Employment law, including sexual harassment 

If your organisation or community is interested in receiving or partnering with TEWLS to deliver CLE, please Contact Us. 

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If you would like to speak to TEWLS with an interpreter:

You can call TEWLS on 1800 234 441 and ask to speak to us with an interpreter. We can organise this for free. You will need to tell us your name, your phone number and the language that you speak. We will then call you back with an interpreter on the phone.

TEWLS are able to organise interpreters for most languages, including Aboriginal languages and Auslan.


You can also organise for TEWLS to contact you:

To organise for TEWLS to contact you, please complete the form through the Request An Appointment button on the TEWLS home page.


If you would like to listen to the TEWLS website in an
Aboriginal language:

TEWLS has had four Top End Aboriginal languages recorded for this website. You can click the “play” button to listen to these recordings.

The languages that are currently available are:

  • Murrinh-Patha
  • Tiwi
  • Warlpiri
  • Yolngu Matha

If you would like to read the TEWLS website in a language other than English:

The TEWLS website is able to be translated to lots of different languages. To change the language settings, press the “English” button in the top bar of the website and choose the language that you speak.
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