The Hunter Community Legal Centre (HCLC) is offering free legal advice to people facing COVID-19 related issues.
The organisation has recently extended the hours of its free telephone advice line in response to an increase in COVID-19 related enquiries.
HCLC principal solicitor, Bronwyn Ambrogetti, said people were facing a range of issues as a result of the economic fallout from COVID-19.
"As a result of COVID-19 we are seeing more people presenting to our centre with employment, tenancy, credit and debt and family and domestic violence concerns," Ms Ambrogetti said.
"We want the wider community to know that if they are struggling, there could be a legal solution to their problem and we are here to help.
"We are a free service and can provide legal advice to anyone in the Newcastle, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie, Great Lakes and Hunter Valley area - regardless of their income or assets."
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Ms Ambrogetti also encouraged people with existing legal problems or upcoming court dates to get in touch.
The free telephone advice line is now operating Monday to Friday 9:30am-4pm.
Call (02) 4040 9120 or 1800 650 073 (toll free).
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