Sector development and capacity building


Sector Development and Capacity Building 

Community Legal Centres NSW offers services to member centres to assist in developing the capacity of individual centres and the community legal service sector in NSW. 

This includes:

Our Quarterly network and professional development event and management and legal training.   

  • Induction training for new workers. 
  • Helping members to reflect on governance strengths.
  • Support professional standards through the National Accreditation Scheme
  • Assisting centres to evaluate the impact of their work.


Orientation to the NSW community legal centres sector

New workers to the sector, or anyone simply wanting more information about the background to, and services provided by community legal centres in NSW, can find out more on the Orientation page. 


Impact Evaluation Framework 

Community Legal Centres NSW is conducting a project to develop an Impact Evaluation Framework for the community legal centres sector in NSW by the end of 2019, in consultation with centres and Legal Aid NSW.

For more information contact Katrina Ironside, Sector Development Manager at Community Legal Centres NSW. 






Need free legal help?

Community legal centres help thousands of people every single day with a whole range of issues - housing, fines, family matters, domestic and family violence, and more.

Call Law Access on 1300 888 529 or consult our online directory to find out who to speak to. 

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Supporting community legal centres, and particularly our Aboriginal team members, to increase access to justice and connect with their local people and communities.
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Contributing to the development of public policy by engaging with government and advocating for reform based on the needs of the people and communities we work with.
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Supporting community legal centre staff, management and boards to collaborate effectively, develop new skills and deliver high quality legal assistance services.
Taking the administrative burden off as many of our members as possible, through affordable high-quality bookkeeping and financial management.