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About us

Community Legal Centres Queensland provides support and advocacy for 34 independent, community-led community legal centres operating across Queensland.

Queensland’s community legal centres provide free information, legal assistance and referral, representation and casework, community education and advocacy for vulnerable clients and communities facing legal problems.

OBJECTIVES

Community Legal Centres Queensland works towards the following objectives:

  • Helping community legal centres provide effective high-quality services to their communities
  • Helping the network of community  legal centres keep informed, united  and relevant
  • Helping disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the community understand their legal and human rights, access legal help and be heard and respected

SERVICES

Community Legal Centres Queensland is an incorporated association which operates through a small staff team along with the volunteered time and energy of Queensland CLC workers to provide:

  • representation for all members in relation to funding program and law reform issues;
  • coordination of the state administration of the national professional indemnity insurance scheme;
  • member support services including the coordination of an annual state conference, training on relevant issues and regular bulletins about matters of interest to CLC staff, volunteers and management committees;
  • encouraging community participation, to make the legal system more equitable and accessible; and
  • encouraging community participation in the work and management of community legal centres.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 

Community Legal Centres Queensland pay our deepest respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in Australia, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and culture. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and commit to fostering a culture of learning from and working with First Nations peoples in the spirit of reconciliation and access to justice.

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Collaboration and Partnerships Statement

PDF icon Collaboration and Partnerships Statement
This Collaboration and Partnerships Statement provides further detail about the framework for collaboration between Community Legal Centres Queensland members, and with other organisations by (and through) Community Legal Centres Queensland.

Staff

Rosslyn Monro Director Rosslyn has worked in the community legal sector for over 15 years in both solicitor and management positions. Rosslyn is committed to the support and development of the... > more

Management Committee

The Community Legal Centres Queensland Management Committee includes highly committed individuals who are representative of the Community Legal Centres Queensland membership. The committee includes... > more
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Governance

Read Community Legal Centres Queensland Strategic Plan or view a copy of the Community Legal Centres Queensland constitution to learn more about the organisation. > more

Annual Reports

Community Legal Centres Queensland reports annually to its stakeholders, including government funding bodies, the National Association of Independent Legal Centres and Community Legal Centres... > more

Awards and Scholarships

Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards Not for Profit Lawyer Finalist   Third Sector Awards Campaign / Marketing Executive of the Year   Associations Forum Campaign of the Year > more

Funders

Community Legal Centres Queensland receive funding from a number of sources. This includes: The Attorney-General's Department delivers programmes and policies to maintain and improve Australia's law... > more

Human Rights for Queenslanders

The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) was passed by the Queensland government in February 2019. It seeks to protect 23 human rights, drawn from three international conventions. The Act officially commenced... > more

Cultural Safety

Community Legal Centres Queensland acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original inhabitants of Australia and the traditional custodians of the continent, whose cultures... > more