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Our services

Our services include:

Legal information and advice services are free for financially disadvantaged people. To be represented in court by a lawyer or at dispute resolution, you will need to apply for a grant of legal aid and meet our financial eligibility tests and other criteria.

How can we help?

Depending on your situation and the details of your legal problem, we might be able to help you with:

 Criminal law

 Family law

 Civil law

  • Anti-discrimination eg discrimination due to race, age, gender, sexuality
  • Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme (which helps financially disadvantaged people who have a civil law claim by paying some of the costs involved in preparing a claim for settlement negotiations or court proceedings. The scheme gives priority to matters involving children, personal injury or matters where the applicant could lose their home or livelihood).
  • Employment law
  • Farm and rural legal service (helps rural producers who have severe debt related problems, are in dispute with their lenders, or are facing financial hardship relating to their business).
  • Motor vehicle property damage (when vehicles or property are damaged in an accident)
  • Peace and good behaviour
  • Social security appeals eg about Centrelink payments
  • Veterans and defence force matters
  • Young people who have been excluded from school and services 
  • Consumer or debt matters eg consumer rip-offs, loan payments, house repossession

We can’t help with:

  • commercial transactions or real estate issues
  • personal injury (but the Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme may be able to help)
  • will making or preparing powers of attorney
  • taxation and superannuation
  • workers compensation
  • planning and environmental law
  • local government issues
  • matters where you're representing a company, business, club or association.

 Community legal education

Our Community Legal Education (CLE) program educates Queenslanders about their legal rights and responsibilities, and where to get help. Our program focuses on common legal issues for clients such as:

  • money and debt
  • relationships and separation
  • domestic violence
  • criminal charges and going to court. 

For more information contact the Community Legal Education team.

Find information to help community workers and carers access legal services and information for clients.    

We produce free publications and resources on common legal issues.

 You can also view our video resources on our YouTube channel.

How to get help

If you have a legal problem, you can search our comprehensive legal information pages and publications to find useful information to help you understand your legal rights and options.

You can also call our Client Information Service Centre on 1300 65 11 88 or visit one of our 14 offices. Our experienced client information officers will listen to your problem and explain the legal issues involved. They will also tell you about our services and how to access them.

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