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Download the Community Legal Education strategy 2017-18(PDF, 4MB)
Legal Aid Queensland is the leading provider of legal services to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders.
Community legal education (CLE) is an integral part of what we do. It supports Commonwealth and Queensland Government legal assistance priorities which focus on:
This strategy aims to guide our CLE program into the future.
Legal Aid Queensland's CLE program works with priority client groups and legal problems. Our approach is guided by the following principles:
Actions that support the strategy's implementation include:
Legal Aid Queensland is only one piece of the access to justice puzzle. We recognise lawyers and non-legal professionals such as support workers play a crucial role in helping the most disadvantaged access the justice system. This is why we collaborate with other agencies to deliver coordinated joined up services, projects and CLE.
We do this by:
These relationships help us to:
Examples of working together to provide CLE include:
Our CLE Strategy will be delivered through:
Our CLE team will support our staff to achieve good practice in CLE. This means our activities will:
Our strategy will be assessed against performance indicators in Legal Aid Queensland's operational plan.
We will also review CLE program activities through informal feedback and formal evaluation processes. The information gathered will inform our annual plan and guide future projects.