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What is the Children and Families Legal Assistance Forum?

The CAFLAF is a specialist forum established as a sub-committee of QLAF. The aim of the forum is to encourage cooperation and collaboration between legal assistance service providers working with families and children and to promote good practice across legal assistance services in the delivery of legal and related services to families and children.


Who participates in the Children and Families Legal Assistance Forum?

A steering committee guides the work of the CAFLAF, consisting of representatives from the following QLAF member organisations:

The CAFLAF steering committee also includes representatives from the following community legal centres:


Terms of Reference

  • To promote cooperation and collaboration between legal assistance service providers working with families and children
  • To promote good practice across  legal assistance services in the delivery of legal and related services to families and children
  • To advise the Queensland Legal Assistance Forum (QLAF) on issues relevant to provision of legal services to families and children
  • To lead discussions around systemic change and advocacy between legal assistance service providers working with families and children
  • A steering committee will be established to guide the work of the Legal Assistance Forum (LAF) and will include representatives from :
    • Legal Aid Queensland
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS)
    • Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS)
    • Community Legal Centres
    • Department of Justice
    • Queensland Association Independent Legal Services (QAILS)
  • The LAF will meet at least twice a year. LAQ will chair and provide secretariat support to the LAF. LAQ will support the attendance of regional service providers as required through the provision of travel costs.

 


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QLAF Members

Legal Aid Queensland

Queensland Law Society

Bar Association of Queensland Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services Inc

Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) Ltd

Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service