History of CAALAS
Founded in 1973, CAALAS provides high quality, culturally appropriate legal advice and representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Central Australia. Additionally, the organisation advocates for the rights of indigenous people, provides community legal education and assists released prisoners and their families with their reintegration into the community.
CAALAS has grown over the years and now has around 40 full-time employees based in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. In addition to providing representation in the Alice Springs and Tennant Creek sittings of various courts, CAALAS Lawyers and Aboriginal Legal Support Officers regularly attend bush court sittings in the following communities: