Community Legal Education

Community legal education

Community legal education is an important part of the work we do. Not only does it mean community are aware of our services, but it means that the more knowledge people have, the more likely they are to take action to address a legal problem.

Community legal education can cover a wide range of activities, including:

  • visits to different areas and organisations across the state to promote the work of TACLS
  • specific information sessions that highlight areas of law that are common problem areas for the community, such as police arrest, family violence, debts (such as mobiles or ‘pay day’ loans)
  • partnership events with non Aboriginal specific organisations to highlight services they provide to Aboriginal people
  • joint sessions with other legal assistance providers to ensure that they target the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

During 2016, we will be working with Aboriginal community organisations in Tasmania, other community organisations, the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania and community legal services to make sure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Tasmania have access to legal information about their rights and responsibilities.