Community Legal Education
Although advice work is the basis of their operations, CLCs also direct a great deal of their resources to community legal education. This may take a variety of forms: brochures and other printed material (like this Handbook), videos, provision of speakers, dissemination of information via the internet or through websites, etc. CLCs should be contacted direct if a group would like a speaker to talk on a specific area of the law, or on the legal system generally.
All CLCs produce and/or carry a wide range of printed material on different areas of the law, including a series of brochures in the ‘Legal Information and Referral’ series, jointly produced by Tasmanian CLCs, the LACT and the Law Society.
The Hobart Community Legal Service produces this Handbook and other educational materials, including videos dealing with aspects of self-representation, and a website which provides up-to-date information on CLC services and contact points.