The CQCLC is a generalist legal service, providing services that aim to assist those whose financial circumstances would otherwise exclude them from accessing legal support and for those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, translation services ensure that these communities are supported.
Our clients present a broad range of issues within the areas of Family, Civil and minor Criminal law. The services provided include legal advice, tasks, casework, information, referral and education.
The diversity of its demographic area has seen the growth of centres and outreach centres to include residents in rural, remote and regional areas who now have enhanced access to free legal support services.
The CQCLC now operates centres in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Emerald and Mount Isa.
The CQCLC registered was a charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission in 2012 and entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with CQUniversity 2015 to establish a teaching Centre, the Robert Fisher Pro Bono Legal Centre that provides access to work experience across a number of spheres for law students.
Funding to operate the Centre was provided by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and the Queensland Department of Justice and the Attorney General through the Community Legal Service program for the 2019/2020 financial year.