Legal Service


Due to the current Covid 19 situation and resulting escalation of public health measures to slow the spread and impact of the virus, the Nundah Neighbourhood Centre and Brisbane North Community Legal Service has made the difficult decision to close its doors to the public as of close of business Thursday the 19th March 2020.  This will be in place until further notice with regular assessments on the safest practice measures in delivering services.

During this time the following will be put on hold

  • Wednesday Evening Walk In Legal Service
  • Drop in services including phone, computer etc
  • Face to face appointments and walk in enquires

We will be offering telephone appointments to those that have a booked appointment until further notice.

We are working with our community to do anything we can to help our most vulnerable members during this time and will endeavour to continue to maintain telephone and email contact.  If you have any questions or do require legal advice or other assistance please contact our office.

 

About the Legal Service

The Nundah Community Legal Service (NCLS) is a community legal centre that assists people with legal issues as a “first point of contact” service.

We help by providing advice and referrals. We do not take on your case or run your case for you.

We are a generalist legal service and assist with most areas of law.  We do not provide advice on immigration matters, taxation law, native title, major commercial and building matters, draft wills or enduring power of attorney and witness documentation.

If you need more specialised advice, we will refer you to another legal service or to a private practitioner.

 

There are two ways in which you can access a free face to face appointment:

  1. By requesting a daytime appointment with the Principal Solicitor during office hours.  Appointments will be made subject to available times, which are mutually suitable for the client and Principal Solicitor.  To make an appointment please phone (07) 32606820.

 

  1. Attending the Wednesday Evening Drop-in Legal Service staffed by volunteer Solicitors and legal students.
  • Doors open for intake at 5.30pm and the Solicitors will commence seeing people at 6.15pm.
  • Once the Legal Administrator has received and processed your completed intake form,  you will then be put in a queue to see the Solicitor that best meets your specific legal need.
  • Although the service will accept completed Intake Forms until 7pm, this is an extremely busy service and if you arrive late,  you may be turned away if all slots have been filled.

 

Please note – we do not provide advice over the phone or by email.

Before we can provide legal advice it is a requirement for you to:

  • Provide photographic identification;
  • Complete a Client Intake Form complete with “Other Party’s” details and a brief description of your matter;
  • Provide any relevant paperwork which could assist our staff with your matter

 

Community Legal Information Seminars

The Nundah Community Legal Service is also available to present free Community Legal Information Seminars to school groups, community organisations, clubs etc.  The aim of the seminars is to provide relevant legal information, referrals and linkages to other community support available. If your group or school is interested please contact the Centre for further information and bookings.

 

Volunteering

Opportunities exist within the Legal Service for Solicitors and Students to volunteer at our Wednesday evening service.

We commence taking applications for Legal Students who are second year or higher and interested in volunteering for 2020 from October 2019, with Induction occurring in December 2019.

Applications for Solicitors can be submitted at any time throughout the year.

If you are interested in volunteering please email the Legal Administrator at legaladmin@nundahcc.org.au and please include whether you are applying as a Legal Student, Graduate Student or Practising  Solicitor.

 

Volunteering Positions Vacant

Position Description Volunteer Solicitor

Position Description Volunteer Student

 

Background Information

Eugene White is currently employed as the Principal Solicitor at the Legal Service. Admitted as a Queensland solicitor in 1980, he has wide legal experience in Queensland and interstate and has held several Management Committees roles in the not for profit sector. [read more…]