About Us

Our Vision

Kingsford Legal Centre works for a fair, just, and equal legal system and society. A system where lawyers are educated to be ethical and have an understanding of the needs and impact of the law on our community members who experience inequity and injustice.

About Kingsford Legal Centre

Kingsford Legal Centre has been providing quality legal services to south-eastern Sydney community members since July 1981. As an accredited legal centre with the Community Legal Centres Australia and a member of Community Legal Centres NSW, KLC is one of over 40 community legal centres committed to providing equitable and accessible legal services within New South Wales.

Kingsford Legal Centre is part of the UNSW Sydney Faculty of Law & Justice and provides a number of clinical legal education programs to its students. KLC's lawyers, volunteers and students help over 1,500 local community members each year with problems such as domestic violence, discrimination, housing, employment, criminal law, credit and debt, fines and victim’s compensation.

Kingsford Legal Centre receives funding from the UNSW Sydney Faculty of Law & Justice and the Community Legal Centres Program administered by Legal Aid NSW. Income is also received as one-off grants from other funding bodies and generous donations from a range of individuals and organisations. Please see the latest Annual Report for further details.

Our Values

  • We are ethical, respectful, informed and committed to achieving equality and social justice for our community.
  • We believe in educating lawyers to respect and understand the needs of the vulnerable communities we serve.

Our Purpose

  • We work to increase access to justice for people experiencing disadvantage.
  • We advocate around the values of social justice and human rights.
  • We collaborate and work in partnership with our community.
  • We deliver high quality legal services and community legal education.
  • We argue for systemic change that increases fairness for disadvantaged people.
  • We teach UNSW Law & Justice students by providing them with real world opportunities to improve the lives of people and communities.

Our Theory of Change

  • Kingsford Legal Centre believes that a fairer legal system means removing barriers to justice especially for people who experience disadvantage.
  • We believe that a fairer legal system requires systemic change to achieve social justice and protect human rights.
  • We recognise the impact of colonisation and racism on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s interaction with justice systems as well as the ways in which gender discrimination and intersectional experience impacts on people’s access to justice.

Kingsford Legal Centre acknowledges the Gadigal and Bidjigal Clans, who traditionally occupied the Sydney Coast.
We respect those Elders, past and present, and thank them for allowing us to work and study on their lands

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