About the Service
Homeless Legal is a free outreach legal service for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. The lawyers from Homeless Legal can provide you with advice about your rights, explain your legal options and help you to resolve legal issues that may be having a negative impact on your life and housing. If you require ongoing help, then Homeless Legal will help you to access other support services, including referral for legal representation via JusticeNet’s pro bono referral service, Pro Bono Connect.
JusticeNet has established Homeless Legal to replace the 'Housing Legal Clinic' previously operated by the Welfare Rights Centre. The Housing Legal Clinic closed in June 2019 following a decision by State Government to discontinue funding for the service.
Where can I get help from Homeless Legal?
Homeless Legal has commenced from two initial outreach locations:
Hutt Street Centre
258 Hutt St, Adelaide
Outreach times: Monday 10:00am-12:00pm, commencing 13 January 2020
Tel: 08 8232 2282
Outreach times: By appointment
How can Homeless Legal help me?
Homeless Legal can help clients with legal matters, including:
- someone is chasing you for money
- you have unpaid fines
- you are having problems with your landlord, are being evicted or struggling to get a new rental
- someone else is making decisions about your money or healthcare;
- you have been the victim of a violent crime or domestic violence.
The following individuals and organisations have funded Homeless Legal:
- Founding Ambassadors of the Homeless Legal Donor Circle
- Lipman Karas
- Donors via The Funding Network
- The Law Foundation of South Australia
JusticeNet also acknowledges the support of:
- MinterEllison and Dentons Fisher Jeffries (our Legal Partners)
- Hutt Street Centre and Catherine House (our Community Partners)
- LawRight, which has been operating the Homeless Person’s Legal Clinic in Queensland since 2002.