Sunshine Coast Community Legal Services

We provide information, recommendations and legal advice at several locations on the Sunshine Coast in all areas of EU law, including: For general legal issues related to Covid-19, ClickLaw is a good resource. The demand for this service has increased year on year, with SCLS providing 13,000 people with quality legal advice and information over the past three years. Since our inception in 1984, we have built strong community and referral networks throughout the region. We welcome every opportunity to think and collaborate within and across these networks to achieve the best results for our clients. This program is funded by the Law Foundation of BC and provides a free service to members of the Sunshine Coast community who cannot afford traditional legal advice or representation. Residents can receive support, advice and, where possible, full representation from clients at hearings and in court. As a community partner of the Legal Services Society (LSS), the Resource Centre can connect you with legal aid and information on a wide range of legal issues. They can help: At the same time, SCLS is available to USC student staff members who may need legal advice. Butler McDermott Lawyers has a strong tradition of supporting the Suncoast Community Legal Service and its staff and lawyers are enthusiastic volunteers and enthusiasts for the service they provide to the community. Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc hosts a social work student hub that accepts referrals from its legal and rental services in situations where clients have issues beyond their legal issues. These recommendations are taken into account by supervised social work students. Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc. also maintains an elder abuse clinic (with referrals from the Elder Abuse Prevention and Support Service) open by appointment on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.

to 3 p.m. Free Legal Information, Advocacy and Representation Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc. was founded in November 1984 as Sunshine Coast Community Legal Service. Suncoast Community Legal Service relies on the generosity of volunteer lawyers from the local legal profession to provide free legal advice sessions. Appointments are limited to fifteen minutes. The Suncoast Community Legal Service provides general legal assistance in the form of personal advice, information, referrals and assistance in filling out forms. For more information, see Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit community organization that provides legal advice, referrals and training.

Our mission is to provide quality legal services to address disadvantage in the Sunshine Coast community with volunteers and staff. Our services are based on the values of respect, independence, efficiency, integrity and cooperation. In most cases, Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc. only provides consulting and brokerage services. There is no charge for the services provided, but clients are encouraged to make a small donation for operating costs. Visit this page to learn how to contact legal counsel. Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc. provides quality legal advice, information and education to the Sunshine Coast community. Free legal advice and referral are available by appointment with volunteer and staff lawyers.

Appointments are regularly available in Maroochydore, Caloundra, Landsborough, Noosa, Pomona, Maleny and Nambour. Most services are provided by volunteer lawyers and it is up to each volunteer to decide what level of advice or support they are happy to provide. Clients can arrange other consultation appointments, usually with another lawyer. The ability to assist other than advice and referral is very limited and at the discretion of senior counsel. Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc. cannot represent the parties in court or elsewhere. Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc. reserves the right to refuse or limit advice or assistance at any time for any reason. Le Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc. is a professional and viable organization that works together within the growing Sunshine Coast community to provide accessible legal services to those in need. Take a look at our strategic plan here.

Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc (SCLS) exists to combat discrimination through free legal advice, information, referrals, case handling and community legal education to the growing Sunshine Coast community. There are a number of outreach services on the Sunshine Coast so that the community can access a service in their area. If you need expert legal advice, contact the team today. Suncoast Community Legal Service is also a regional service provider for the North Coast region with the Queensland Statewide Tenant Advice and Referral Service (QSTARS). Led by a strong volunteer management committee, the service continued to focus on providing advice, referrals and training through its enthusiastic and large group of volunteer lawyers and receptionists. Emphasis was placed on making population centres available on the Sunshine Coast. Suncoast Community Legal Service provides legal advice and referrals over the phone. Legal appointments must be made via the online booking form or by calling the service. Our aim is to address disadvantage by providing quality legal advice, information and education to the Sunshine Coast community through volunteers and staff. The Sunshine Coast Resource Centre offers two free services to people who need legal help. In 2014, SCLS moved into its current premises in the Maroochydore TAFE building, which is provided and paid for by the new University of Sunshine Coast Law School. This centre cannot help owners, workers` organizations or business owners.

Founded in 1984, the service was named Community Organization of the Year at the 2016 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards. USC Law Clinic supports the training of the next generation of lawyers on the Sunshine Coast and has expanded the reach of the case handling service. SCLS offers a comprehensive «generalist» service and also offers specialist advice in emerging areas of family law (domestic violence, child protection, the elderly), tenancy and homelessness law, and labour law. Our lawyer can help you understand your rights and help you take the next steps. Lawyers can only offer general advice and appropriate recommendations. It is essential to make an appointment by filling out the form below or by calling 07 5376 7800 during office hours. Advice is not provided by email. The Resource Centre also recommends these websites: for its investment in this partnership, the University can offer its students the opportunity to work with clients and volunteers of the service in a hands-on environment from the first year of their studies. Callers must provide the name of the other participant. Your community lawyer can help you with the following questions: examples of areas of law where we do not provide advice include commercial matters, drafting wills and transfer of ownership, SCLS is based in Maroochydore with seven proximity locations and is the only community legal service in our area. Click on one of the links below for detailed information using our general legal information toolkit. SCLS staff and volunteers will treat all clients of the service with the utmost courtesy and respect at all times.

SCLS ensures that client confidentiality is maintained by all employees or volunteers of the Service. Please feel free to review the department`s written policy on customer privacy.