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Legal Aid Queensland gives legal assistance to financially disadvantaged people throughout Queensland. Our services include community legal education and information.
We educate and engage with the community about how to get help with legal issues.
Community legal education (CLE) is a recognised early intervention and prevention strategy to reach our clients and the broader community.
It supports Commonwealth and Queensland Government legal assistance priorities which focus on:
Our CLE Strategy is delivered through:
“Every person has the right to education; it allows people to understand the process of justice and, importantly, allows people to have meaningful engagements with the justice system. By empowering one person with your knowledge of legal rights, you could in fact be empowering an entire community.”
- Nelson Mandela, ‘Lighting your way to a better future’ (Speech delivered at the Launch of Mindset Network, Planetarium, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg South Africa, 16 July 2003).
We do this by:
These relationships help us to:
Align with our First Nations Strategic Plan : Social justice, Truth telling, Respect, Quality, Choice, Engagement and participation.
Our CLE team will support our staff to achieve quality practice in CLE. This means our activities will:
Our strategy will be assessed against performance indicators in Legal Aid Queensland’s operational plan. We use an action-learning process to review and evaluate CLE program activities. The information gathered will inform our annual planning and guide future projects.
Legal Aid Queensland provides legal assistance to financially disadvantaged people throughout Queensland. Our services include community legal education and information.
Our approach: LISTEN & PLAN. REFLECT & EVALUATE. ACT & ENABLE.
Our goal: Community engagement & collaboration, incorporating:
First Nations community engagement and CLE
CLE in regional Queensland
National CLE projects
Last updated 4 February 2022