For more than 30 years Women’s Legal Service NSW (WLS NSW) has pioneered new ways of helping women to access the law.
WLS NSW is an independent non-profit organisation which provides a voice for women in NSW, and promotes access to justice, particularly for women who are disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances.
From a feminist perspective, WLS NSW fosters legal and social change to redress the inequalities that women experience through:
Board and Management
WLS NSW is an independent non-profit company limited by guarantee. It has a voluntary board of nine directors. The day-to-day management of the services is delegated to the Executive Officer and Principal Solicitor.
WLS NSW is is funded by the Commonwealth and State governments.
Staff and Volunteers
The organisation has about 20-25 staff at any one time, including solicitors, law reform and community education co-ordinators, project workers and administrative staff.
WLS NSW offers volunteer placements to law students and may also have other volunteers working with us from time to time on particular projects. For more information about how to get involved, see Volunteer with WLS NSW.