In the 1980s, I worked with others to establish a self-funded legal service, to provide a mix of paid work, and free work to the disadvantaged.
All Australians can now choose who knocks on their door – thanks to the work of a CLC. Sick of door knocking sales people? The answer now is simple. You can put a “do not knock” sticker on your door, … Continue reading
For an example of the work CLCs do in the area of employment law, here is a story from Kingsford CLC: Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC) has developed a strong relationship with Asian Women at Work (AWAW), an organisation which aims … Continue reading
CLCs across the country have written to the major party candidates in their local electorates ahead of Election Day in a quest for more clarity about their plans for access to justice in the community. Legal problems can crop up … Continue reading
An all too common problem seen by some community legal centres is that of vulnerable – often elderly – people who have been coerced into signing up as co-borrowers or guarantors for loans for their children or other relatives. Lenders … Continue reading
We like to think of ourselves as rational decision-makers, but the power of psychological selling techniques can have a serious financial impact for many. Community legal centres that specialise in consumer and debt issues regularly help people who have felt … Continue reading
Tomorrow, Thursday June 20 is Community Law Australia’s ‘Day in the Life of a CLC’, an opportunity to highlight the diverse and important work Community Legal Centres do on a daily basis around the country. Our day of action will … Continue reading
Today, on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the rights of our community’s older citizens are in the spotlight amidst a growing problem of elder abuse.