A free open day will be held at Sutherland Courthouse for newly arrived migrants and refugees to learn more about fast, fair and accessible justice.

The event will give multicultural community members an opportunity to learn more about the law and how to solve common legal issues.

When you arrive in a new country, the cultural and language barriers you face are overwhelming. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to work closely with multicultural communities to ensure they have the tools to navigate the justice system.

Adjusting to life in a new country is challenging and events like the law information expo make it easier for multicultural communities to understand their rights and responsibilities.

This free event will break down barriers for new community members who may be unaware of valuable services that can help them address legal problems.

The open day will include information sessions on:

  • the difference between civil and criminal law;
  • how a court operates;
  • how to commence court proceedings;
  • victims services ;
  • consumer rights;
  • driving licences and rules

The open day will be held at the Sutherland Courthouse, Cnr Flora & Belmont St., Sutherland, on Friday, 3 August from 10am-1pm.