We provide legal information and legal aid in areas such as: There are approximately 31 Aboriginal people employed in 22 legal centres in New South Wales in roles such as lawyers, paralegals community legal education officers, community development officers, child court assistance program workers, Legal Information Officers, Administrators, Financial Legal Lawyers, Program Coordinators and Centre Managers. There are 40 municipal law centres in New South Wales – from Lismore to Nowra, from Broken Hill to the metropolis of Sydney. Three of these centres are Indigenous-controlled organizations: you can find your nearest Community Law Centre here in the CLCNSW directory or by contacting LawAccess at 1300-888-529 for a reference. In addition to these Aboriginal-controlled centres and specialist services that run Aboriginal programmes, you will also find general community law centres in communities in New South Wales. Community Legal Centers are community-based organizations that can provide you with free help with your legal problems. We do not usually work in criminal law, although we do provide many legal services and support to victims/survivors of sexual violence. For criminal assistance, please contact Aboriginal Legal Service or New South Wales Legal Aid. The community`s legal centers are not part of the government. We do not share your information with the government or police, and we are bound by our professional obligations and community ethics to keep your information private. There are also specialized legal centres nationwide that run Aboriginal programmes, such as the Aboriginal Women`s Legal Programme at Women`s Legal Services NSW, Mob Strong Debt Help at the Financial Rights Legal Centre and Aboriginal Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services at the Tenants` Union of NSW. Many municipal legal centres, in collaboration with other legal aid providers, provide community legal services in many communities across New South Wales. Some of these outreach services have been suspended due to COVID-19, but they will resume when they are safe.
When public relations are disrupted, community legal centres continue to operate telephone services and strive to facilitate people`s access to our services by telephone and the Internet.