Aboriginal Legal Service - Lismore, NSW
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Aboriginal Legal Service
Aboriginal Legal Service – Lismore, NSW
- A strong interest in social justice
- A interest in criminal law
About this Legal Assistance Service:
The Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS) was established in Redfern in the 1970’s in response to the systematic discrimination and disadvantage faced by Aboriginal people in the Criminal Justice System. It has since grown to 23 offices across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, and provides free and means tested legal advice and assistance to Aboriginal people in criminal law, child care and protection, and family law matters. The ALS central office is located in Redfern.
The ALS operates the following specialist services:
- Custody Notification Service – Provides free legal advice and well-check service to Indigenous people detained in police custody in NSW.
- Prisoner Through Care – This service is operated through the Canberra, Redfern, Parramatta and Bathurst offices and assist Indigenous people re-integrate in community and family following their release from prison.
About Lismore and the region:
Lismore is a regional city in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, at the confluence of the Wilsons River and Leycester Creek, just over an hour’s drive south of the New South Wales/Queensland border. Known as the ‘Rainbow Region’, the city is a vibrant and culturally diverse community with a thriving arts culture and relaxed laid back lifestyle within a short distance of picturesque National Parks and beaches.
The traditional owners of Lismore are the Wiyabal people of the Bundjalung nation, who maintain deep and continuous connection with the land and waters, dating back thousands of years. The lands of the Bundjalung nation extend from the Logan River in Queensland, south to the mouth of the Clarence River and west to the Great Dividing Range.
The city of Lismore developed from the mid 1800’s off the back its magnificent reserves of red cedar, cut from the vast expanse of rainforest known as the ‘Big Scrub’ that once blanketed the region. As the timber-getters moved west, the land was opened up to pastoral reserves. Lismore today has a diverse economy with health care, education, retail and agriculture among the top industries.
Telephone: (02) 6623 4400
Address: 3/15 Molesworth Street Lismore, NSW 2480
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