Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC) is committed to social justice and to promoting access to and reform of the legal system. We aim to provide quality legal services to the community and to promote excellence in clinical legal education while fostering a critical analysis of the justice system.
Community 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 35 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 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, the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department and the NSW Department of Justice. 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.
Additionally, Herbert Smith Freehills has provided six-month secondee solicitors to Kingsford Legal Centre for over twenty years. This generous support enables Kingsford Legal Centre to provide legal advice, casework and community legal education to hundreds of clients each year who would otherwise miss out.