Working with our Community

In addition to providing free legal assistance to individual clients, we also undertake community legal education and community development work with the aim of building the capacity of our community.  We are committed to empowering community members, workers, and clients about legal issues that impact on them.

Community legal education

Our staff are experienced, culturally sensitive, non-judgmental and utilise adult education techniques.

Our Community Legal Education program aims to: 

  1. Build the capacity of the community sector to identify legal issues, facilitate referrals and assist clients with straightforward legal problems;
  2. Facilitate early intervention of and holistic response to legal problems;
  3. Facilitate the development and maintenance of strong relationships with relevant community agencies and vulnerable communities;
  4. Increase the efficiency of BMCLC by targeting our clinic resources to vulnerable clients with more complex matters.

We can provide Community Legal Education (CLE) on a range of topics including:

  • The legal system and legal rights / How can a CLC help? 
  • Family Violence and Intervention Orders
  • Fines and infringements
  • Criminal law
  • Car accidents, road rules and insurance
  • Mortgage stress
  • Family Law (parenting)

We also welcome the opportunity to discuss the services we provide with staff teams, community groups and networks.

If your organisation or group would like to request a CLE session, please fill out the form below and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Please note we require at least four weeks’ notice.  Due to our limited resources we may not be able to provide a CLE session in every case, but we will connect you with alternative services to assist.