One year on: The ongoing legal fallout of the Northern Rivers floods

One year ago, catastrophic flooding enveloped the NSW Northern Rivers. Lismore, the town at the epicentre of the disaster, has started to come to life…

New documentary reveals legal frontline of Lismore floods

Living under threat tells the story of the Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre and the role it played in preparing for, and responding to, the…

Why community legal centres are the “beating heart” of the legal profession

Recent events such as the 2022 floods, COVID-19 pandemic and 2019-20 bushfire season have caused an unprecedented demand for the legal assistance sector in NSW….

$52 million boost to NSW legal assistance sector

These 14 organisations have been named to share in a $52 million funding boost over four years from the Commonwealth Government.

Disaster plan: How lawyers can act faster and respond better

Demand for free legal advice soared after the catastrophic bushfires of Australia’s 2019/20 Black Summer. One year on, lawyers are preparing to work in an…

Robolawyer reporting for duty

A legal chatbot that assists clients with straightforward matters has started its job at Marrickville Legal Centre.

Independent review calls for $15.6 million extra funding for CLCs

The findings of an independent review into community legal centres (CLCs) reveal that underfunding is still at critical levels.

Six minutes with Tim Leach

Tim Leach stepped into the role of Executive Director of Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW) in February. He brought with him 28 years of experience…