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Not-for-profit Law Legal Advice: are you eligible?

Who do we help?

We try to help everyone. The type of help that we can provide will help depend on a few things. This includes:

  • the type of legal matter
  • the type of organisation (it must be not not-for-profit and serve the public interest), and
  • if the organisation has advice or assistance readily available to them (on a paid or unpaid basis). 

Who we help and how we help are also set out in our criteria for assistance, which is here:

Eligibility guidelines for existing organisations
Eligibility guidelines for start-up organisations
How to get our help

There are a number of ways we can help. We can:

  • provide legal information; or
  • provide telephone advice (from our in-house lawyers on a call-back basis); or
  • make a referral for pro bono assistance from one of our member law firms (for more complex legal matters); or
  • refer you to another body who may more appropriately help you (including to other legal services)
What we do to help
  1. Check out our free, comprehensive legal resources - often people find their answer here, including by watching our videos. 
  2. If you can't find what you need in our legal resources the quickest way to contact us is by completing our Legal Enquiry Form.
  3. If you need to, you can phone our call back service 1800 NFP LAW (1800 637 529).

We work as part of a network of organisations connecting community organisations with lawyers willing to act pro bono (for free). In some situations we may suggest you contact others in our network for specialist legal advice. Below is further information organisations based in the ACT, NT, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania or Western Australia.

Last Updated: 09 August 2017

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