Nicole Rich, Director – Policy & Campaigns, was awarded the Victoria Law Foundation’s 2007/08 Community Legal Centre Fellowship. This is the final report of her Fellowship project.The report discusses why it is so important that Community Legal Centres (CLCs) engage in more than individual service work (direct legal advice, assistance and representation), in particular policy and law reform work, even with the large amount of unmet legal need in the Australian community. The report analyses several interesting developments in the US that could perhaps be adapted for use by Australian CLCs, including leveraging individual casework, strategic campaign planning, and law and organising. The report also touches on issues of funding and the evaluation of CLC work.
To read the report, please click: Reclaiming community legal centres
You can also download the quick one-page guide to the report: Quick guide to the report