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Frequently Asked Questions

As expected, some questions are bothering your mind about what we do and how we operate. We have attempted to carefully identify the popular questions and provided answers to them. You will find these questions and answers below.

We are an independent community organisation providing accessible and equitable legal services to people living or working in the community.

The community legal centres are community-based and are often responsive to the demands of their community. The goal is to be able to provide tailored legal service for a community of interested people.

Due to the community relationship that we have, it comes easy to provide effective, appropriate and creative solutions to the needs of the people.

We provide legal education to the community and can initiate development in the community.

We have a crop of experts and volunteers that are passionate about getting justice for those who cannot afford the right legal service. We have collaborations with the legal aid, government, community partners and private legal firms and members. We do all these to ensure that we provide opportunities for our clients to obtain the best outcomes.

Generally, we provide legal services. This we do through various means. They include;

  • Limited representation and legal advice
  • Referrals and advice
  • Reform activities for the legal system and law
  • Legal education for the community.

Depending on the level and type of legal services, our centres differ in their operations.

We operate an open-door policy with our legal services. This means we do not discriminate against anyone. We attend to members of the community who need legal service without charging a penny.

Our services cut across different areas. For our services in some areas, you might need to make an appointment. We have provided a list of those areas you will need an appointment for (click here to see the list).

When you visit any of our centres, the first thing you should expect is referral and legal advice. This, however, is after you have undergone initial consultation with our experts. It is after this that you may be referred to a different non-legal service, private solicitor or legal aid.

We are committed to the following principles;

  • Providing accessible and free legal services
  • Advocating for social and legal changes to inequalities and injustice in the system and the law
  • Encouraging the understanding of Australian’s legal system amongst individuals and communities.
  • Making Australian’s legal system more accessible and equitable by encouraging the participation of the community
  • Encouraging the participation of the community in the management and work of CLC

We are committed to the following principles;

  • Providing accessible and free legal services
  • Advocating for social and legal changes to inequalities and injustice in the system and the law
  • Encouraging the understanding of Australian’s legal system amongst individuals and communities.
  • Making Australian’s legal system more accessible and equitable by encouraging the participation of the community
  • Encouraging the participation of the community in the management and work of CLC

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