Tell me about CLCs

Community Legal Centres (CLCs) are not for profit, community-based organisations that provide free legal advice, casework and information and a range of community development services to their local or special interest communities. Some CLCs also advocate for law reform or conduct test cases where laws are operating unfairly or are unclear.

CLCs’ work is targeted at people experiencing or vulnerable to disadvantage and those with special needs, and in undertaking matters in the public interest. CLCs have been advocating for a rights-based approach and equitable access to the justice system in Australia for over 40 years.

News

Peak body defends lawyers providing legal help to refugees and asylum seekers - 29 August 2017

This is NACLC's statement in response to reports that Minister Dutton called lawyers and law firms 'un-Australian' for providing...More >

Community legal centres support marriage equality - 1 August 2017

Community legal centres statement in support of marriage equality...More >