Financial Ombudsman Service
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) Australia offer free, fair, independent and accessible dispute resolution for people who are unable to resolve complaints with member financial services providers.
Our members include banks, insurers, credit providers, financial advisors and planners, debt collection agencies and other businesses that provide financial products and services.
A not-for-profit, non-government organisation, FOS resolves disputes quickly and efficiently, providing a cheaper alternative than going to court.
To find out more go here.
Herbert Smith Freehills
At Herbert Smith Freehills, we believe that everyone should have equal access to justice and opportunity. We are committed to using our expertise, resources and leadership to ensure that equal access to justice and opportunity is a reality through our pro bono and community programs. The four areas of focus for our program are homelessness, reconciliation, disability and health, and building the rule of law. We provide pro bono legal advice to marginalised individuals and not for profit organisations. We provide systemic advocacy, take on clients through legal clinics and send our lawyers on pro bono secondments.
To find out more go here.
The Queensland Government allocates Queensland and Commonwealth funding for legal assistance services delivered by Legal Aid Queensland and community organisations (mostly Community Legal Centres). Over 2017-20 community organisations will receive $60.4 million in total of Queensland and Commonwealth funding to provide free legal assistance services to vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders.
We are pleased to welcome representatives from the Queensland Government Department of Justice and Attorney-General to facilitate a workshop at the Annual Conference seeking feedback on the process used to allocate legal assistance service delivery funding over 2017-20.
Visit the Legal Assistance Strategy and Funding website.
The Services Union
The Services Union continually advocates and campaigns for investment in quality community services.
In the last 12 months, The Services Union stood alongside members working in Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in their ‘Fund Equal Justice’ Campaign.
The Services Union mobilised its membership across all industries to publicly campaign and show solidarity to CLC workers. Members signed petitions, lobbied Members of Parliament and participated in social media campaigns. The Services Union also invested in a campaign billboard in Brisbane.
Since 2016, The Services Union has been actively campaigning to ensure the Community Sector in Queensland achieve a legislative framework for the portability of entitlements. During this period, The Services Union has been collecting the stories of workers in the Community Sector. In 2018, The Services Union plans to ramp up this campaign by holding direct employer discussions, seeking support for a Portable Entitlements Scheme.
You can be sure when Real Change is needed - The Services Union is a strong united voice in the political arena.
Join us today and Be Part of a Real Change.
Queensland Law Society
Queensland Law Society provides a dynamic hub for Queensland's legal community and seeks to engage actively with its members and the public to provide leadership, practical solutions and reliable support.
We represent and promote more than 9,000 legal professionals, increase community understanding of the law, help protect the rights of individuals and advise the community about the many benefits solicitors can provide.
Queensland Law Society assists legal practitioners to continually improve their services, while monitoring their practices to ensure they meet the high standards set for the profession in Queensland. And we assist the public by advising government on improvements to laws affecting Queenslanders, and working to improve their access to the law.
We hold specific statutory responsibilities, including the issuing of practising certificates, maintaining solicitors’ records, regulating the operation of solicitors' trust accounts and protecting the public. To find out more go here.
New Way Lawyers
New Way Lawyers is a law firm with a difference. We are Australia’s First Non Profit Law Firm. Our vision is that the practice of law will become more about people and less about profit. As a non profit law firm we are not motivated by profit or financial gain because there are no shareholders or partners and no financial benefit for individuals that serve as directors to the organisation. This means that our fees for services are more affordable because unlike other law firms, the purpose of our fees is simply to cover costs, not to generate profit. Since establishing in 2009, we have grown to a team of nine lawyers and have three offices in the South East Queensland region. We practice exclusively in the emotional areas of family law and estate law. To find out more go here.
Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman provides a free and independent dispute resolution service for residential consumers and small businesses who have an unresolved complaint about their phone or internet service in Australia.To find out more go here.
The super fund for Australia’s legal community.
Managing the superannuation of the Australian legal community since 1989, legalsuper was founded for and is dedicated to your work, life and financial wellbeing. As an industry super fund, legalsuper exists to profit members, not shareholders.
No matter where you are in your career, we provide a tailored, responsive and personal service; partnering with you from your first years until retirement, we are your fund for life.
Supporting your professional development
Involvement in the CPD Programs is another way for legalsuper to support its members and the community to grow and thrive in their professional lives.
An industry fund
- Run only to profit members
- No commissions paid to agents
- Low administration fees
- Intelligent insurance
- Strong returns with smart investments
Here for you
You gain access to the expertise of an experienced legalsuper representative, who can sit down with you face to face at no cost and help you to make choices which will ensure you are on the right path.To find out more go here.