WCC Annual Report 2014-15 - Page 19

WHITTLESEA community legal service We have had another successful year in responding to our community’s legal needs, representing the interests of those facing many obstacles to accessing the legal system. We have come a long way since our establishment 10 years ago. We have agitated and advocated for increased resources as best we could finding some success along the way. 10 years on, we have expanded our services to more effectively meet population growth and rising community demand. We now employ 7 salaried lawyers who are assisted by more than 40 active para-legal volunteers. Prioritising our services to people most in need, the number of people we assisted in 2014-15 grew from the previous year; we opened and fin [\