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Albury Cooperative Legal Service Delivery Program Partnership

The Albury Cooperative Legal Service Delivery Program Partnership is one of 12 regional justice partnerships in NSW. The Program partnerships are a coalition of legal and non-legal services.

The aim of the partnerships is to improve legal outcomes for people who experience social and economic disadvantage.

Why are CLSD Program partnerships important?

People who experience social and economic disadvantage often have complex and interrelated legal, health, financial and social needs. CLSD Program partnerships identify areas of unmet legal need in their communities and take collaborative action to address that need.

Systemic issues and problems that are raised by partnerships are regularly fed back to the NSW Legal Assistance Forum, the Law and Justice Foundation as well as other relevant bodies such as the Law Society, ombudsman schemes and government agencies.

How does the CLSD Program work?

Each partnership has a regional coordinator. Face to face meetings of the partners are held four times each year. Information about meeting dates and locations can be found on the Legal Aid NSW website www.legalaid.nsw. gov.au/clsd

The quarterly meetings are a great opportunity for partners to share information about new services, emerging legal issues and legal needs in the region.

Each partnership has an action plan that provides a framework for priorities and collaborative work by the partners. Action plans are flexible and updated regularly.

Albury region priorities:

  • Linking and promoting outreach services.
  • Supporting people experiencing domestic violence with information and advice.
  • Assisting migrant communities in their interactions with the law.

CLSD Program Projects

Partners use an evidence based approach to respond to unmet and emerging legal needs. Funding is available to support collaborative projects that provide, facilitate or enhance access to legal services in the region.

Projects developed by the Albury partnership include:

  • Wills clinic for Aboriginal people in partnership with Gilbert + Tobin.
  • Wills and future planning information sessions for the Bhutanese community.
  • Family law information for Aboriginal people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Joint service clinics at Corowa, Deniliquin and Finley.
  • 'How to Stick to Your Order' pocket guide for people who have received an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO).

Albury Resources

Contact

  • Albury Regional Coordinator:
  • Simon Crase
  • T: (02) 6055 8090 (Tues, Fri)
  • (03) 5720 0016 (Mon, Wed, Thurs)
  • E: clsd@umfc.com.au