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Community Legal

Centres Association

(WA) Inc


As the peak body for the sector, we work to ensure that disadvantaged and vulnerable Western Australians get access to justice by advocating for the resources from, and the attention of, government. It is also a vital part of our role to ensure that the work community legal centres do is well understood and that our focus on prevention and early intervention, community development and community education and client-informed law reform is acknowledged. A strong and active peak body is required to get that message across and this has been a key part of the Association's role. 

Membership Services

Membership of the CLCA(WA) provides the following services.



The CLCA(WA) is governed by an Executive Committee comprising 8 representatives of Member Centres elected at the Annual General Meeting. There are also:

  • monthly Executive Committee meetings, General Quarterly Meetings of members and an Annual General Meeting

  • Legal Practice & Pofessional Indemnity Administration Committee meetings

  • representation on the NACLC Board of Management and Advisory Council

  • representation on stakeholder committees and Ad Hoc committees as required


Sector Development

The CLCA(WA) promotes sector development by:

  • the implementation of a National Accreditation Scheme to provide a sector led accreditation and certification process for CLCs

  • providing governance support and training

  • contributing to human rights and social justice, including law reform campaigns and advocacy

  • encouraging collaboration between CLCs by way of regular network meetings where members can share information


Legal Practice
  • administration of the Professional Indemnity Insurance Scheme and Risk Management Guide requirements

  • Quality Assured Provider Status with the Legal Practice Board

  • representation on the National PII Committee


Training and Support
  • access to CAnDO, the CLCA(WA) e-learning platform

  • provision of regular free/low cost CPD training for CLC lawyers

  • weekly Members Update

  • bulk purchase of employee assistance program

  • publications such as the Human Rights Report Card