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Cooperative Legal Service Delivery Program (CLSD)

The CLSD Unit at Legal Aid NSW supports twelve regional justice partnerships in NSW to address unmet legal need and achieve better outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged people.

New project alert: The WDO project for non-WDO sponsor services

Are you a service with clients or participants struggling to pay fines debt, including public health order fines? This new project by the CLSD Program and Advocacy Law Alliance provides the opportunity to engage in the Work and Development Order Scheme without you being a WDO sponsor. Your clients can undertake their WDO activity with your service and Advocacy Law Alliance can set up the WDO and take care of the monthly reporting to Revenue NSW. Eligible clients can reduce their fines debt by up to $1000 per month.

Check out the Project Factsheet for more information about how the project works, eligibility and how to make a referral.

Map showing locations of CLSD Coordinators

CLSD Program partnerships are coalitions of legal and non-legal services including Legal Aid NSW, community legal centres, the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT, family violence prevention legal services, local court services and staff, women’s domestic violence court advocacy services and a range of related community and human services.

Partnerships work collaboratively to identify and address unmet legal and related needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged people by making better referrals, devising new services and coordinating their efforts to meet the needs of priority client groups.

How does the CLSD Program work? How can you get involved?

CLSD Program partnerships meet four times a year.  Each region has a Regional Coordinator who facilitates local coordination amongst services and the regional meetings.  Contact the Regional Coordinator in your region to find out how you can get involved or contact the CLSD Unit at Legal Aid NSW.  You can sign up to the CLSD Program e-update here.

Each CLSD Program region has an action plan that is generated by the regional partners and takes an evidence-based approach.   The CLSD Unit at Legal Aid NSW works with the Regional Coordinators to develop a profile for each region, which includes a legal needs analysis and other social and health information that is useful for planning and coordinating legal assistance and related services.

Contact the CLSD Unit

The Collaborative Service Planning Unit at Legal Aid NSW provides administrative and strategic support to the CLSD Program partnerships.

Kate Halliday CLSD Program Manager


Telephone 02 9219 6399

Winnecke Baker CLSD Program Coordinator


Telephone 02 9060 7908

General mailbox clsd@legalaid.nsw.gov.au