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Cooperative Legal Service Delivery Program (CLSD)

CLSD Quarterly Meeting Update

In response to the corona virus outbreak scheduled CLSD meetings will be facilitated remotely. Please contact your CLSD Coordinator for details of how you can take part.

With many changes taking place to the way that we deliver services to our community, it is important that we continue coming together to share information and resources, and to support one another.

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.

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.

Cut It Out – domestic and family violence workshops for salon professionals

The Attorney-General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence has launched Cut It Out, a program of workshops for salon professionals on domestic and family violence to be delivered across five CLSD Program regions:

  • Albury
  • Wagga Wagga
  • South Coast
  • Central Coast
  • Hunter

The workshops will bring together small groups of salon professionals (up to 20) over breakfast and will offer information in an informal way to empower salon professionals to better recognise domestic and family violence and make appropriate referrals for victims of domestic and family violence.

The workshops will be coordinated by the CLSD Program regional coordinator in each region and facilitated by local domestic and family violence services. For more information and to get involved contact the CLSD Program regional coordinator in your region.

Cut It Out

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