Flinders provides greater access to justice

Associate Professor Tania Leiman, Dean of Law in the College of Business, Government & Law, is delighted by the continued positive impact that Flinders Legal Centre (FLC), its staff and students are making in our community.

FLC is a community legal centre that provides free legal services and increasing access to justice for the community. It is staffed by qualified legal practitioners and Flinders Law students who participate via a First year Clinic placement, LLAW3302 Law in Action placement, a LLAW7001 placement, or volunteer.

FLC’s annual report reveals it has provided legal services to the notional value of $1.4 million during 2019-21 – work that has been partially funded by the Law Foundation’s most recent grants since October 2018.

Significant achievements in this period included FLC collaborated with Community Legal Centres SA as part of the Bushfire Legal Help Community Outreach, with teams supporting to and travelling to Kangaroo Island and the Yorke Peninsula.

Since it commenced in 2013, FLC has contributed pro bono legal services notionally valued at almost $2.5 million, with volunteer legal practitioners who act as Clinic supervisors contributing about 400 hours of pro bono supervision every year.

In this time, FLC has attracted significant external funding and internal SSAF funding of $673,855, and it receives in-kind sponsorship from a major legal practice management software company valued at $300,000.

Associate Professor Leiman offers her congratulations to FLC Director Jo Milne and her team, including senior solicitor Rachel Parken and volunteer supervisors Tahlia Hart and Carmine DeCesare (Rachel and Tahlia are Flinders Law graduates and were previously interns at FLC during their studies).

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