In 2018 we're celebrating 40 years of Inner Melbourne Community Legal and we need help to uncover our history.
To kick off our celebrations, we’re collecting more than 40 stories about the many people who have been part of the IMCL community. You all have a story to tell and whether you were a former staff member, intern, volunteer or client, we’d like to hear about your connection with IMCL.
Did we provide you with legal help when there was nowhere else to turn? Were you a volunteer who achieved a professional milestone or felt like you made a difference? Did you develop friendships and want to reconnect? Did your time here shape your approach to being a lawyer or your views about social justice?
We've got a big year of events and new initiatives planned, so if you haven’t already, join our mailing list at the bottom of this page and share your story. You can also stay updated with our 40th Anniversary celebrations on our Facebook Page and register your interest to attend our Anniversary Party.
Our 40 Stories
Deeana Predic is a long-term volunteer at Inner Melbourne Community Legal, having donated three years of her time.
“My volunteer work at IMCL makes me feel like I’m doing something valuable by being there. They give me important work to do. I feel valued and they make sure they acknowledge the work that I do and give me feedback. It makes me feel good about what I’m doing. They help me improve my legal skills and build on those legal skills.
“I want to be part of the solution and changing the system, so that it’s easier for people to navigate, so they don’t need to suffer so much under it."
Linda Gyorki is a current Senior Lawyer at Inner Melbourne Community Legal.
“I recognised that I was in a privileged position. I was given a lot of opportunities as a student and wanted to be able to use those opportunities to assist other people in my community. Inner Melbourne Community Legal has given me the opportunity to do just that, to assist those people at a rough patch in their lives and to use my law degree to help them through that patch, and be able to move on with their lives.
“IMCL is a dynamic and vibrant place to work. It’s proactive in ensuring access to justice for everyone in our community. It’s critical to the life-blood of North Melbourne in particular. It’s been a constant in the North Melbourne landscape for so many years and a lot of people turn to at their time of greatest need."