My Community Legal Inc. has a wide range of partners including professional organisations, government, universities, philanthropic corporations and persons.
Gold Coast District Law Association
The Gold Coast District Law Association aims to provide a forum for local legal practitioners to connect with each other and the community and to advance the interests of justice and the practice of law on the Gold Coast.
Queensland is home to Australia’s most geographically widespread legal profession. Solicitors practising in Far North Queensland are further from Brisbane than people living in Melbourne. This led to the establishment of 19 District Law Associations which have the opportunity to communicate as often and as closely with QLS as their Brisbane-based colleagues.
The Queensland Law Society recognises the importance of regional solicitors in its efforts to educate and inform the community about their rights and responsibilities under the law.
As Queensland’s second most populous and fastest growing city, the Gold Coast is playing an increasingly influential role in the state and the country’s legal profession. Over 1,000 practise on the Gold Coast.
Queensland Law Society
Queensland Law Society provides a dynamic hub for Queensland’s legal community and seeks to engage actively with its members and the public to provide leadership, practical solutions and reliable support.
We represent and promote more than 9,000 legal professionals, increase community understanding of the law, help protect the rights of individuals and advise the community about the many benefits solicitors can provide.
Queensland Law Society assists legal practitioners to continually improve their services, while monitoring their practices to ensure they meet the high standards set for the profession in Queensland. And we assist the public by advising government on improvements to laws affecting Queenslanders, and working to improve their access to the law.
We hold specific statutory responsibilities, including the issuing of practising certificates, maintaining solicitors’ records, regulating the operation of solicitors’ trust accounts and protecting the public.
Queensland Law Society is incorporated under the Legal Profession Act 2007, and is governed by a council elected by our members.
Community Legal Centres Queensland
Community Legal Centres Queensland provides support and advocacy for 34 independent, community-led community legal centres operating across Queensland.
Queensland’s community legal centres provide free information, legal assistance and referral, representation and casework, community education and advocacy for vulnerable clients and communities facing legal problems.
Community Legal Centres Queensland works towards the following objectives:
- to promote the development of community legal centres.
- to enhance communication and cooperation between community legal centres.
- to secure and develop funding for community legal centres.
- to represent the interests and opinions of members.
National Association of Community Legal Centres
The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) is the peak national body for Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in Australia; NACLC’s members are the state and territory peak bodies of Community Legal Centres.
Together, these organisations represent around 200 Community Legal Centres in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote locations across Australia. Some Family Violence Prevention Legal Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Legal Services choose to join state and territory CLC associations and also come under the NACLC umbrella.
NACLC’s role is to ensure the community legal sector continues to thrive and is able to meet the needs of communities around Australia.
City of Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is known for its lifestyle. We have an enviable year-round climate and an amazing natural environment boasting world-renowned beaches, waterways and a majestic hinterland. Visitors have been flocking to the Gold Coast from the days when it was a sleepy seaside resort town and continue to do so as we develop into a city of international stature.
Lifestyle is at the heart of what makes us tick. It’s the reason the city’s population continues to grow as we continue to attract new residents from interstate and overseas. It has influenced the way our city has grown and left its mark on the way we live, work and play. Our attitudes, environment, architecture and industry have combined to produce a city that is uniquely Gold Coast – a city unlike any other.
Our City Vision, “Inspired by lifestyle. Driven by opportunity.” has three themes, place, prosperity, and people.
On May 15, 1989, Bond University welcomed its first cohort of 322 students at its brand new, state-of-the-art campus on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Modelled on the traditions of the world’s most elite educational institutions, the vision for Australia’s first private, not-for-profit university was to provide an exclusive educational experience of the highest international standards, under the tutelage of the country’s leading academics.
- Respect and concern for students and colleagues.
- Truth, inquiry and the pursuit of advanced knowledge.
- Excellence in everything we do and pride in achievements.
- Effective collaboration and teamwork.
- Accountability for performance, actions and learning.
- Productive engagement between students and staff.
Our vision is to be one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region.
We believe in a remarkable tomorrow, in doing our best and supporting others to do theirs.
Our founders knew professional and industrial environments constantly vary and that universities needed to equip their students with the skills to adapt and lead positive change for the future.
We’ve never lost sight of our progressive beginnings and everything we do—from education to research and community engagement—is designed to not only meet, but improve the new world our students, graduates and communities will encounter.
The mission of Griffith University is to engage in outstanding scholarship that makes a major contribution to society and to produce groundbreaking research. Students will be provided with an excellent education and the capacity to develop and apply knowledge to exercise influence and make meaningful life-long contributions to their communities.