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Community Legal Centres


Legal Aid NSW administers the funding and monitors the performance of 32 Generalist and Specialist Community Legal Centres (CLCs) across NSW through the Community Legal Centre Program. The program is funded by the Commonwealth Government, State Government, and the Public Purpose Fund (PPF) established under the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (NSW).

Community Legal Centres

Community Legal Centres (CLCs) are independent non-government community organisations providing equitable and accessible legal services and related services to the public. CLCs are different from other providers of legal services. They are not-for-profit organisations independent of government, commercial or professional bodies. They are community-based organisations with a particular focus on the disadvantaged and those with special needs.

CLCs hold significance as focus their services on the disadvantaged and people with special needs. CLCs not only provide legal advice and assistance, but also encourage and educate the community to be their own advocates. CLCs promote and contribute to human rights and social justice by advocating for access to justice, equitable laws and legal systems.

Looking for more information about CLCs? Head over to the Community Legal Centre NSW (CLCNSW) website.

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