If you are looking for assistance with a legal matter, here are some services that may be able to help you.
Community legal centres can provide free information, legal assistance and referrals. Visit the website to search for community legal centres in your region.
LawRight is a community legal centre but also provides additional services such as:
- Pro Bono Connect – connecting clients with pro bono lawyers or barristers.
- Self-Representation Service – helping people who are representing themselves in proceedings.
- QCAT Duty Lawyer Service – providing free legal advice and one-off representation in QCAT where matters have been caused or aggravated by family violence.
- Enforcement Hearing Duty Law Service – offering free advice and one-off representation to enforcement debtors.
- Mental Health Law Practice – helping people on Treatment Authorities under the Mental Health Act.
LawRight also has an online legal database with factsheets, resources and articles.
This organisation gives legal help to financially disadvantaged people about criminal, family and civil law matters. On the Legal Aid Queensland website you can find information and resources to help you understand your legal rights and options.
The Queensland Government website contains information about settling disputes out of court, including the types of mediation available. It also provides a list of Dispute Resolution Centres across Queensland, which in most cases can provide mediation at no charge.
The Queensland Law Handbook is a comprehensive, plain-English legal resource designed to help you deal with your legal problems. The online handbook covers topics such as family law issues, neighbourhood disputes, buying and selling your home, and making complaints.
The Queensland Law Society’s “find a solicitor” service lets you search for accredited specialists and solicitors in your area who may offer no win, no fee services.