COMMUNITY LEGAL EDUCATION
What is Community Legal Education?
How can it help you?
To provide legal education to Indigenous communities and undertake outreach and community development work with a view to developing a greater understanding of the legal system and the relationship between customary and Australian law.
What we offer:
Legal education, on a range of legal topics, adapted to suit local communities;
Resources to improve the understanding of Australian law in remote communities;
Education to allow remote communities to understand how customary law can coexist with Australian law and cannot override legal and human rights;
Education and mentoring to community members on their legal rights and responsibilities through community development activities;
The improvement of community understanding of legal rights and responsibilities through engaging with local media; and
The preparation of submissions, articles and reports for presentation at conferences and public forums.
Resources:CAALAS welcomes community input on the resources we have developed and on the types of issues you would like to see further education on. Check out some of the resources we have developed on the Learn About Your Legal Problems page. We would like to be invited by your organisation or the elders in your community to come and deliver legal education workshops. Contact us on the below details . We look forward to hearing from you!
For further information on community legal education contact:
Community Legal Education Lawyer
Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service Inc
55 Bath Street, Alice Springs NT 0870
PO Box 1670, Alice Springs NT 0871
T: 08 8950 9300 | F: 08 8953 0784 | E:firstname.lastname@example.org