Resources for lawyers assisting mentally ill clients
The Mental Health Collaboration Project aims to increase access to justice for clients with mental illness by providing community lawyers with skills and resources to work effectively and collaboratively with this client group, to meet all their legal needs. For more information, please click here.
Fair and Flexible SPER Fine Options for Vulnerable Queenslanders
Marginalised Queenslanders are significantly affected by unmanageable SPER fine debts, which are directly connected to their circumstances of poverty. As part of Anti-Poverty Week 2016, our Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic has released a policy snapshot on Fair and Flexible SPER Fine Options for Vulnerable Queenslanders.
Legal Health Check Resources
LawRight has now uploaded to the Legal Health Check website new resources for lawyers, the culmination of our Legal Health Check Project 2014-16, funded by the Department of Justice and the Attorney-General. Copies of the full evaluations of this project are available in the Publications section of our website.
Down to Earth
Read the final papers of the Down to Earth project, on better ways to deal with development issues in the interests of all stakeholders.
New service for debtors in Magistrates Court enforcement hearings
LawRight has responded to an identified gap in legal service delivery by starting a new Duty Lawyer Service to help debtors more effectively respond to enforcement proceedings commenced against them. The Service provides free advice and representation to enforcement debtors attending hearings at the Brisbane Magistrates Court each Wednesday from 8:30am to 12pm. The Service is located on level 7 (opposite the lifts) at the Brisbane Magistrates Court, George St. Click here for eligibility criteria and more information.