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Passion to help people

Tuesday, 13th March, 2012

Solicitor Ben Crompton has joined the team at the Far West Community Legal Centre.

Mr Crompton comes from Sydney and recently worked at the Department of the Attorney-General in Canberra as a graduate legal officer.

In the department, Mr Crompton worked in the Human Rights and Federal Court Branch sections providing comment on proposed legislation.

He also assisted members of the public with queries that fell within the Attorney-General’s portfolio.

“I have always been a passionate advocate and volunteer in the community legal service sector as I enjoy working with people and helping them with legal problems,” Mr Crompton said.

He has also volunteered at the Consumer Law Centre, the Welfare Rights and Legal Centre, the Redfern Legal Centre, Tenants Union and at the Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre in the Blue Mountains.

Significantly, Mr Crompton was also a senior legal information officer with Law Access NSW which is the peak information line about legal matters in New South Wales where anyone can telephone and receive free legal advice.

“I have been fortunate to work in organisations where I have made contacts and established working relationships with the various Government bodies with which people commonly have legal matters,” Mr Crompton said.

“I also have a good working knowledge of the law to help people resolve disputes or obtain sound legal advice.”

Far West community Legal Centre Principal Solicitor, Rachel Storey, said Mr Crompton’s knowledge and practical experience will be a great asset to the service.

“We are very lucky in the Far West to have such an enthusiastic new team of solicitors and management.

“We cover nearly one third of New South Wales and we have a lot of work to do.

“We warmly welcome Ben and we know that the great people of the Far West will too.”

The Far West Community Legal Service covers a large portion of NSW from Hungerford and the Queensland border in the North, dropping down to Wilcannia and following the Darling to the Victorian border to Dareton and Wentworth.

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