ABOUT US

We believe the strength of our organisation lies in combining the expertise of different professions (lawyers, social workers, disability workers) to achieve the best outcomes for disadvantaged clients.

SERVICES

Advocacy Law Alliance provides services such as individual advocacy for people with a disability through Disability Advocacy NSW and legal advice and representation through the Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre.

PUBLICATIONS

Find out more about Advocacy Law Alliance through the links to our latest publications such as our Annual Report, Consititution and Strategic Plan.

CONTACT US

Suite 1, Level 2,

408 King St Newcastle West NSW Australia 2302

Phone 02 4924 3599

Advocacy Law Alliance (ALA) advocates to achieve fairness and equality for disadvantaged groups in the community. ALA auspices two programs, Disability Advocacy NSW (DANSW) and Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre (MNCCLC).  DANSW provides non legal advocacy services to people with a disability and the MNCCLC provides legal advocacy to disadvantaged groups.We believe the strength of our organisation lies in combining the expertise of different professions (lawyers, social workers, disability workers) to achieve the best outcomes for disadvantaged clients. As well as providing direct advocacy assistance to clients our organisation is involved in community education, systemic change, law reform and research to ensure that disadvantaged people get a fair go.

MNCCLC assists disadvantaged people living in the Mid North Coast region, including Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Taree and the surrounding areas.

We offer a range of legal and related services. Possible services include but are not limited to:

* Legal Information and referral
* Legal Advice
* Advocacy and representation for particularly vulnerable clients
* Community legal education
* Law reform and public policy development and advocacy

MNCCLC operates under the auspice of Advocacy Law Alliance Inc. (ALA).  ALA understands the fiduciary duty of CLC personnel, particularly the duty of confidentiality and loyalty owed to CLC clients. ALA uses documented information barriers and various compliance procedures and monitored practice which restricts confidential client information flowing between DANSW/ALA staff, volunteers and managers and CLC staff and volunteers.

Disability Advocacy NSW (DA) is a program of Advocacy Law Alliance Inc.

DA believes that people with a disability have the right to equality, fairness, and a good quality of life.

DA’s helps people of all ages with any type of disability or mental illness get fair treatment in the Hunter, New England, Mid North Coast, Central West, Central Coast and Hawkesbury-Nepean and Far West regions of NSW, AUSTRALIA.

An advocate can provide individual advocacy and help get fair treatment: from government departments, disability services, other services and businesses; at work, university, school or TAFE; with accommodation, transport and access; with legal, healthcare or money issues and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

We also assist with systematic advocacy issues and provide education sessions.