About Us

VISION

ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR ALL VULNERABLE PEOPLE

(IN NSW), PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO

IDENTIFY AS LGBTQI.

VALUES

Empowerment

ICLC empowers its clients and stakeholders through advice, representation, CLE, law reform and partnerships with supportive organisations.

Professionalism

ICLC provides its clients with professional and high quality legal services.

Priority

ICLC prioritises its service for people experiencing significant barriers to access to justice, in particular LGBTIQ, sex workers, aboriginal people, homeless people, people with disabilities and people on low incomes.

Collaborative

ICLC partners with other organisations and individuals with respect and integrity to promote sustainability, reach priority communities, and ensure best use of available resources.

OBJECTIVE 1

Advice: Aid disadvantaged people by providing high quality legal advice

  • Strategy 1.1

Provide generalist face-to-face advice at accessible locations at appropriate times.

  • Strategy 1.2

Provide referrals to other legal and non-legal services best suited to clients’needs.

  • Strategy 1.3

Ensure people who are disadvantaged are targeted for advice.

  • Strategy 1.4

Ensure people who identify as LGBTI can access legal advice.

  • Strategy 1.5

Ensure that LGBTI people experiencing or escaping relationship abuse have access to appropriate legal assistance.

  • Strategy 1.6

Ensure that clients referred from the Sydney City Family Relationships Centre (SCFRC) have access to appropriate legal assistance.

OBJECTIVE 2

Legal Representation: Provide specialised casework for those with barriers to access to justice and in public interest cases

  • Strategy 2.1

Represent clients who are highly disadvantaged and/or when there is public interest in doing so.

OBJECTIVE 3

Community Legal Education: Raise awareness of the rights of disadvantaged communities through specialist community legal education

  • Strategy 3.1

Identify major legal issues for disadvantaged groups and provide community based legal education through various modes and formats.

OBJECTIVE 4

Law Reform: Advocate broadly for social justice through policy and law reform

  • Strategy 4.1

Advocate for policy and law reform based on issues arising from:

    • Advice and casework
    • Partner organisations and networks
    • Community events
  • Strategy 4.2

Promote law reform through test cases that advance the interests of disadvantaged inner city and LGBTI people.

  • Strategy 4.3

Promote socially just public policy reform through networks and advisory processes with government for the benefit of disadvantaged inner city and LGBTI people.

OBJECTIVE 5

Partnerships: Work collaboratively with key stakeholders and communities

  • Strategy 5.1

Share legal information and seek feedback by actively engaging with local and LGBTI communities.

  • Strategy 5.2

Work closely with other community organisations.

  • Strategy 5.3

Promote ICLC through community and mainstream media.

OBJECTIVE 6

Volunteers: Assist in professional development of volunteer law students and lawyers through exposure to legal issues faced by disadvantaged communities

  • Strategy 6.1

Provide volunteering opportunities to law students and lawyers.

  • Strategy 6.2

Provide skills development for volunteer law students and lawyers.

OBJECTIVE 7

Organisation: Continually develop the organisation’s governance, management, and resources

  • Strategy 7.1

Ensure ICLC services have adequate staffing, accommodation, staff and volunteer support.

  • Strategy 7.2

All effort made to ensure income is adequate, secure and timely.

  • Strategy 7.3

Ensure organisation is well governed.

  • Strategy 7.4

Manage risks appropriately.