If you need legal advice, we can provide expert, independent and confidential support. We provide general legal advice as well as more-specialised services.
Uniting Communities Law Centre
Need legal advice but don’t know where to go? Our Law Centre (formerly the Central Community Legal Service) can help. Our qualified legal practitioners can provide free legal information, advice, representation, referral and assistance to the community.Read more
Our service supports vulnerable and disadvantaged people who are on low incomes and experiencing disadvantage, and meet the National Partnership Agreement eligibility and priority guidelines.
We can provide advice on matters such as:
- family law
- minor criminal matters
- traffic offences
- consumer complaints
- neighbourhood disputes
We don’t assist with matters related to personal injury, businesses, company law, major criminal offences, or wills and estates.
Our services are provided from offices at Medindie Gardens and in the city. We can assist people in the city, as well as the inner southern, inner northern, eastern and Adelaide Hills and Mt Barker suburbs.
The Centre is funded by the Commonwealth and State Attorney’s-General Departments.
Consumer Credit Law Centre SA
The Consumer Credit Law Centre SA provides free legal advice, legal representation and financial counselling to people in South Australia in the areas of credit, banking and finance.Read more
The service assists people with:
- repossessions and mortgage loan foreclosures
- debt management options (including bankruptcy and debt agreements)
- Debtor’s Court and ongoing assistance and casework, including court/tribunal representation
- disputes related to loans for personal, domestic and household use including credit cards, mortgages, personal loans, rent-to-buy agreements, consumer leases (household goods, car finance)
- credit debt
- credit history reports.
The centre also provides community legal education and advocacy for credit, banking and financial services.
Operating across South Australia, our Welfare Rights Service can support you with social security matters. We can provide advice and assistance when dealing with Centrelink and in appeals to the Administrative Appeal Tribunal.Read more
The service is available to people on a government benefit, living in South Australia, and aged 15 and over.
We can also link clients in with our Financial Counsellors, Consumer Credit Law team and other Uniting Communities services.
Please contact us (08) 8342 1800 to find out more about how we may be able to assist you.
Communication Partner Service
If an adult or child with complex communication needs is involved with the criminal justice system, we can provide support to assist them to fully participate in the legal process.
The Communication Partner Service supports people to communicate the best and most accurate account of their evidence.Read more
Our trained volunteer Communication Partners have experience in law, disability, community services and/or speech therapy. They can be there to support vulnerable victims, witnesses, suspects and defendants to coherently communicate in police interviews and court proceedings.
- identify clients’ communication needs
- attend police stations and courts to provide communication assistance
- recommend reasonable adjustments to the criminal justice process to facilitate effective communication.
This service is a core initiative of South Australia’s Disability Justice Plan. This program is provided with funding support from South Australia’s Attorney-General’s Department, and run by the Communication Partner Service team at Uniting Communities.
Communication Partners are currently available in Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Victor Harbor, Port Pirie, Port Augusta and Whyalla. The service is being rolled out in stages, and will eventually operate state-wide.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you can apply online.