North Coast

MP Chris Gulaptis

NORTHERN RIVERS COMMUNITY LAWYERS JUDGED WORTHY OF FUNDING INCREASE

The Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre (CLC) will be one of just fourteen such organisations across NSW to share in $52 million of extra support from the State Government, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis and Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest have announced.

Headquartered in Lismore, the Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre provides face to face advice at outreach locations in Casino, Grafton, Kyogle, Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah and Pottsville.

The not-for-profit community legal centre is an Incorporated Association managed by a regional voluntary Committee of Management.

Mr Gulaptis and Mr Provest said the CLC provided vital access to justice to many people without the means of hiring lawyers.

“As they say on TV, you have a right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you,” they said.

Attorney General Mark Speakman thanked local lawyers and staff for their contribution to the legal help sector.

“The dedicated lawyers and staff from our legal assistance sector provide an invaluable contribution by delivering much needed help to disadvantaged communities,” Mr Speakman said.

Further information about the Northern Rivers CLC can be found at northernriversclc.org.au