Our services are listed below. If you are unsure about whether you are eligible for a LawRight service, please contact us.
- We cannot help if you can get legal aid, pay for a lawyer, or get "no win, no fee" help.
- Generally, you should first seek help from your local community legal centre.
Pro Bono Connect - Intake is by application form. We connect clients (individuals and NFPs) with pro bono lawyers or barristers to provide full representation or advice.
We apply eligibility criteria and prioritise matters based on:
- the public interest of the matter;
- the level of hardship faced by the applicant;
- the potential outcome;
- the prospects of achieving a successful outcome;
- the resources required to progress the matter; and
- alternative options available to the applicant - including our other services (see below).
Read more about the eligibility criteria here.
Self Representation Service - Intake is by application form. We help people who are representing themselves in current or prospective proceedings in:
- the District Court, Supreme Court or Court of Appeal (in any civil law matter)
- the Queensland Civil & Administrative Tribunal (in certain areas of law)
- the Federal Court or Federal Circuit Court (in certain areas of law)
QCAT Duty Lawyer Service - We provide free legal advice and one-off representation to people involved in matters being heard in QCAT, where the matter has been caused or aggravated by family violence. Contact us for more information.
Enforcement Hearing Duty Law Service - We offer free legal advice and one-off representation to enforcement debtors attending an enforcement hearing in the Brisbane Magistrates Court. Contact us for more information.
Mental Health Law Practice - Intake is over the phone. We help people on Treatment Authorities under the Mental Health Act and with other legal problems that arise as a consequence of mental ill-health.
Attending one of our outreach clinics
We have several clinics located at homelessness agencies, community centres, a refugee support agency, hospitals and health services. Read more here. Generally, people are eligible if they are connected to one of these services.
Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic - The HPLC provides advice and assistance on civil law issues. This clinic is for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and connected to one of the host agencies.
Refugee Civil Law Clinic - This clinic provides civil law help (not immigration law) for refugees and new arrivals who are connected with the Multicultural Development Agency.
Health Justice Partnerships - We have clinics based at several hospital and health services to provide advice and assistance to clients of those services.
Clients can seek help from the Legal Clinics by attending the clinic or making contact with one of our host agencies, or you can call us for more information.