FLINDERS LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC
Flinders Legal Advice Clinic is operated by Flinders University Law School.
Our Clinic is staffed by law students under the supervision of qualified legal practitioners (primarily staff from Flinders Law School).
PLEASE NOTE: that all clinics will close for interviews on 28 October 2016. The clinics will close completely in mid-November 2016. The Cooinda and Christie Downs clinics are due to reopen in the first week of February 2017. The Flinders University clinic is due to reopen in the last week of February 2017. Appointments for February will open in January 2017. Emails and voicemail messages will be monitored on a weekly basis during the break and will be responded to at the earliest opportunity.
When clinic is open we can provide assistance in many areas of law however we do not provide advice in relation to all areas of law.
Flinders Legal Advice Clinic can provide legal advice in relation to matters where the financial amount in dispute is not more than $12,000.
If you are involved in a dispute we can help you with:
- Options for resolving your dispute;
- Things you might have to do before lodging a claim with the Court;
- Preparing court documents;
- Explaining Court procedures;
- Referring you to other relevant agencies; or
- Managing your own claim.
We do not:
- Take over management of your claim for you; or
- Act as your lawyer or represent you in Court.
Our Clinic is a free service. You do not need to pay for appointments with us. We do not pay any costs associated with litigation or other processes. This means that you must pay for any of your own costs, including Court filing fees and costs of obtaining evidence or preparing for hearing.
All information that you provide to our Clinic is treated as confidential.
The Clinic operates on different days with interviews taking place at three venues. All appointments can be booked on this website.
- Campus clinic:
This clinic runs on a Tuesday morning in the Flinders University, Law & Commerce Building is located on the Bedford Park campus (building no. 35 on the Campus Map). The clinic waiting area is in the North West corner on Level 2 (there are stairs and a lift in that area). Parking is often difficult however both Car-Parks 4 and 2 are nearby. The University Loop Bus service has a stop in Car-Park 4. The Tonsley Loop Bus connects to the University Loop bus at the Registry or Car-Park 15
This clinic can be accessed by any member of the public with preference given to Flinders University students.
- Cooinda clinic:
This clinic runs on a Wednesday morning in the Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre located at 245 Sturt Road, Sturt (behind the Marion City Council Chambers) where there is ample parking. Various Metro buses also service the venue. Bus stop 29D on Sturt Road provides easy access.
This clinic can be accessed by any member of the public with preference given to residents from within the Marion City Council area.
- Southern clinic:
This clinic runs on a Thursday morning in the Christie Downs Community House located on the corner of Flaxmill and Morton Roads, Christie Downs (entry from Morton Road) where there is ample parking. Various Metro buses also service the venue.
Appointments take 45 minutes. You can make more than one appointment if you need to. You can make an appointment using our online booking calendar., or alternatively:
- for the Cooinda clinic you can ask the Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre staff to make an appointment for you;
- for the Southern clinic you can ask the Christie Downs Community House staff to make an appointment for you;
- for any clinic you can request an appointment by sending us an email (see address below).
We can only give legal advice once we have met with you. Please do not seek legal advice by email before you have made an appointment.
If you wish to use our service on these terms, CLICK HERE to make an appointment.