Mind the gap: responding with resourcefulness, resilience and reconciliation
Access to justice is a fundamental right for everyone. As the gap between the rich and poor widens each year, it is more important than ever that the most vulnerable members in our community have access to the legal services they need.
Community Legal Centres are part of the backbone of the Australian legal sector. We provide legal advice and support to vulnerable people and groups who would otherwise have limited or no access to the justice system.
The funding environment CLCs have faced over the last few years has posed incredible challenges to our sector. Nonetheless, CLCs have continued to provide essential legal services, and have committed to broader challenges like closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage and addressing systemic inequality.
The 2017 National CLCs Conference will proudly showcase the fundamental contribution that CLCs make to communities across Australia.
Come and join us as we celebrate the sector’s resilience and resourcefulness in the face of adversity and discuss the potential to narrow the gap in access to justice for all.