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Townsville Community Legal Service has a strong history of volunteers providing free services to the local community. We started in 1991 as an unfunded community legal centre entirely staffed by volunteers. Some of our volunteer lawyers and law firms have been on our evening legal advice service roster for more than twenty years. Our volunteers have been recognised for their efforts by receiving awards including the Queensland Law Society's Community Service Award and the Commonwealth Government's Australia Day Awards.

Who volunteers at Townsville Community Legal Service?
How can I volunteer?

Who volunteers at Townsville Community Legal Service?Back to top

Our volunteers include:

Solicitors,
Barristers,
Undergraduate law students, whose volunteering efforts include coordinating evening legal advice services, helping with daytime admin support , and undertaking legal research,
Clinical Legal Studies students,
Practical Legal Training students,
Management Committee members, and
Seniors Creating Change members.

Our current volunteer lawyers come from local law firms and chambers including:

Bevan & Griffin,
Purcell Taylor,
Lee Turnbull & Co,
McDonald Leong,
wilson/ryan/grose,
Wayne Pennell, Barrister-at-Law,
KLP Family Law,
Roberts Nehmer McKee,
Janice Mayes, Barrister-at-Law,
Rowan Pack, Barrister-at-Law,
Groves and Clark,
Ruhl Family Law,
Dillon Bowers Lawyers,
Shuttleworth Legal,
Slater & Gordon, and
Mobbs & Marr Legal.

How can I volunteer?Back to top

We always welcome expressions of interest from potential volunteers.

If you're interested in volunteering, just email us using the link below. It helps if you send us a current curriculum vitae, and provide some detail including:

if you are a solicitor, barrister, or law student,
your practice area (generally we split lawyers into general civil lawyers or family lawyers), and
the type of volunteering that you are interested in (legal advice, daytime admin support work, or evening legal advice service coordination)

and we'll contact you with further details.

tcls@tcls.org.au