MNCCLC provides free legal advice for those who cannot afford a lawyer and who live in MidCoast (Manning Region), Port Macquarie-Hastings, Kempsey Shire, Nambucca Shire, Bellingen Shire or Coffs Harbour Local Government Areas.
MNCCLC is funded by the Federal and State Governments and assists disadvantaged people living in the Mid North Coast region of NSW. We offer a range of legal and related services.
Possible services include but are not limited to:
Legal Information and referral
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.
DA 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 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; with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) We also assist with systematic advocacy issues and provide education sessions.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which our offices stand and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the sorrow of the Stolen Generations and the impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also recognise the resilience, strength and pride of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.