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Priority on funding Seniors Legal and Support Services welcomed 

Caxton Legal Centre welcomes the Queensland Government’s release of its strategic plan which places priority on the ongoing funding of the Seniors Legal and Support Service which Caxton delivers in Brisbane.  This service provides free legal and social work supports to older Queenslanders who experience abuse or neglect, usually by family members and formal decision-makers.  … Continue reading Priority on funding Seniors Legal and Support Services welcomed 

“On the road again” – Seniors housing legal information sessions are back in 2021

Caxton Legal Centre’s community lawyers are delighted to get back on the road to share legal information with retirement village and manufactured home residents in 2021 after having to cancel in 2020. The 2021 schedule is available here. Queensland Retirement Village and Park Advice Service staff and community members “Last year was really tricky trying … Continue reading “On the road again” – Seniors housing legal information sessions are back in 2021

Rights of Transgendered Persons – A long way to go

Leilani Tafao has expressed her disappointment at the decision to overturn an order that an apology be made for misgendering her during her time as a prisoner at the Southern Queensland Correctional Centre in 2015.   The highly technical legal judgement, delivered by the Queensland Court of Appeal, followed a decision last year where respondents to the matter, the Queensland Government, prison operator Serco Australia and … Continue reading Rights of Transgendered Persons – A long way to go

SLASS lawyer helps Isabella recover her money

Isabella had contributed a significant sum towards the purchase of a home by her daughter and son-in-law, on the understanding that she would live there on her own, paying rent and contributing to maintenance costs. After some years Isabella’s relationship with her daughter and son-in-law deteriorated and Isabella feared she would be kicked out of the house and left … Continue reading SLASS lawyer helps Isabella recover her money

Caxton helps Esta face the daunting task of self-representation

Esta was due to appear in court representing herself in relation to her property settlement. Esta, a migrant to Australia, speaks English as a second language and was particularly nervous about talking to the Judge, appropriate conduct for court and understanding the process.   Fortunately Esta had sought legal advice from Caxton Legal Centre about her legal matter before she was due to … Continue reading Caxton helps Esta face the daunting task of self-representation

Caxton Legal Centre launches new First Nations Plan 

Caxton Legal Centre launched its First Nations Plan 2021 – 2023 on Close the Gap Day, Thursday 18 March 2021.  Specifically tailored to Caxton’s work in the legal assistance service sector, the Plan engages Caxton’s management committee, staff and volunteers in reconciliation activities aimed at Caxton’s vision of a just and inclusive Queensland.  Caxton Legal Centre CEO, Cybele Koning, emphasized the importance … Continue reading Caxton Legal Centre launches new First Nations Plan 

Secondment benefits both Caxton Legal Centre and Norton Rose Fulbright

Secondee Mariah Ritchie in the Caxton Legal Centre office  Caxton Legal Centre and Norton Rose Fulbright have strengthened both their relationship and ability to leverage the benefits of pro bono with a new secondment arrangement.  Cybele Koning, Caxton Legal Centre’s CEO, is excited about the partnership.  “Community legal centres consistently struggle to meet client demand so the provision of resources in the form of a … Continue reading Secondment benefits both Caxton Legal Centre and Norton Rose Fulbright

Enhance your practice while you give back – the win-win of volunteering

Pro bono is an established feature of the legal industry and many individuals do their bit by volunteering with a community legal centre. Caxton Legal Centre provides free legal and social work help for people who are disadvantaged and on a low income and is currently in need of volunteer lawyers, particularly in the field … Continue reading Enhance your practice while you give back – the win-win of volunteering

Anniversary of the apology to the Stolen Generations

Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s apology to the Stolen Generations took place on 13 February 2008.  Caxton Legal Centre staff would like to acknowledge the immense harm caused by the systematic removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families across Australia. We recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are still being removed from their families through the child protection … Continue reading Anniversary of the apology to the Stolen Generations