History

1980

Volunteer Solicitors Rally to Answer Call for Legal Assistance

The Inner City Legal Services Centre is established by local private solicitors who see a need for a legal centre in the area and seek funding from the Legal Aid Commission of NSW.

1981

Allen, Allen & Hemsley throw the Centre a pro bono

The Inner City Legal Services Centre gratefully receives its first pro bono solicitor from law firm Allen, Allen & Hemsley. It is hoped that many other local firms will follow their generous lead.

1982

Freedom at last!

1983

The Centre Formerly Known as…

1984

ICLC Celebrates the Act

1985

ICLC Solicits Support

1986

Residents Lobby to Derail the System

1987

ICLCs say ‘No’ to the Australia Card

1988

St Vincent’s Hospital Draws on ICLC Assistance for Wills

1989

ICLC’s Immigration Assistance Expands its Borders

1990

Defunding of Tenants’ Advice and Referral Services throughout NSW Fills the House

1991

ICLC Opens its Doors to the Public

1992

ICLC Kept Busy with the Newly Unemployed

1993

Lesbians and Gay Men Come Out to Oxford Street for Specialised Legal Advice

1994

More Than 140 Gay Men and Lesbians Exercise Their Wills

1995

Childbearing Status Used to Exclude HIV Woman from Accessing Clinical Drug Trials

1996

ICLC Wins Major Victory in HIV and Homosexual Vilification Case

1997

Unfairly Dismissed Employees Find Guidance in New ICLC Publication

1998

NSW Dept of Corrective Services Recognises the Special Needs of Transgender Inmates

1999

The Community Learns the True Meaning of de-facto with a bit of Help from ICLC