Free Legal Services for the Public
The University of Newcastle Legal Centre (UNLC) provides free legal advice and information in a range of matters including:
- Family law
- Victim's compensation
- Criminal law
- Wills, powers of attorney, enduring guardianship
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Consumer and fair trading issues
- Neighbour disputes
- Public interest matters
- Mental health
- Social security
If the University of Newcastle Legal Centre cannot assist you we will refer you to someone who may be able to help.
We may be able to take on your case, depending on:
- Whether your case will assist our students in their legal education
- Your financial situation
- The likelihood of success in your case
- Whether a University of Newcastle Legal Centre solicitor is available to take your case
- Whether there are issues of a potential miscarriage of justice or potential for law reform.
When you visit the University of Newcastle Legal Centre, you will be seen by law students who will listen to your problem. You will then meet with a University of Newcastle Legal Centre solicitor or a volunteer solicitor who may be able to provide you with legal advice in your matter.
Current law students completing the Professional Program assist UNLC and volunteer solicitors with client interviews and casework.
Wednesday morning legal advice sessions
We offer free legal advice on a drop in basis on Wednesday mornings. These sessions are staffed by UNLC solicitors and current law students.
You can drop in any time between 9:00am and 11:30am
The sessions only run during University semesters, so please phone us on (02) 4921 8666 to find out when the next morning session will be held.
Wednesday evening legal advice sessions
Legal advice sessions are also held on Wednesday evenings during University Semesters by appointment. The sessions are staffed by volunteer law students and lawyers from private law firms. To make an appointment please phone (02) 4921 8666
Where to find us
cnr. King and Auckland Streets
Enter through the automatic doors on Auckland Street exit and take the elevator to Level 2.