About Uspro bono publico
(Latin: ‘for the public good’) – legal work undertaken without charge, especially for a client on low income
Oxford English Dictionary
My Community Legal Inc. is an independent initiative of the Gold Coast District Law Association, collaborates with many partners and is one of only two Gold Coast members of Community Legal Centres Queensland.
We endeavour to provide lawyers in private practice and law students intending to become lawyers, the opportunity to serve the city of Gold Coast by providing free legal services to those in need.
My Community Legal is an all-volunteer independent association and receives no state or federal government funding, but enjoys the support of many partners including:
- Professional Associations;
- Sponsors; and
For more information please browse our Partner pages.
Community Legal Centres (CLCs) respond to community need rather than a political, government or business agenda. We have at our core a belief in pro bono publico volunteering of the legal profession, human rights and natural justice according to law. CLC’s are independent, not-for-profit incorporated law firms funded from a range of agencies to provide legal services to a defined geographic community. We are immersed in the community and collaborate with many other community organisations to provide a whole-of-client solution, such as in emergency accommodation, social counselling and financial advice. My Community Legal is one of 33 nationally-accredited CLC’s in Queensland.
Our incorporated association, principal lawyer, coordinator and other volunteers are controlled in several ways, all being community-focussed, including:
- as officers of the Supreme Court of Queensland
- by Queensland Law Society issued practising certificates and the Legal Profession Act 2007
- the Associations Incorporation Act 1981
- CLCQ membership
- NACLC accreditation
- licence to occupy the Robina Community Centre and
- terms of student volunteering from Bond University and Griffith University
- terms of donations from Gold Coast City Council, Bond University and Griffith University.
Our management committee comprises representatives from a wide range of legal practitioners. We also are delighted to have voting committee members from Bond University, Griffith University and the general Gold Coast community.
My Community Legal Inc. is an association, incorporated according to Queensland Law, bearing registration number IA41079 and ABN 75 853 350 833. The association’s previous names are Community Legal Gold Coast and Robina Community Legal Centre.