The Cairns Community Legal Centre Inc (the Centre) offers volunteering opportunities for solicitors.

Why volunteer?

Volunteers often find that it is rewarding to assist people in need. Making a contribution to the community is often a valuable experience. It’s also an opportunity to network, learn new skills and be exposed to a unique aspect of legal practice.

Thursday Night Volunteer Service

The Centre is once again operating our Thursday Night Volunteer Service. Solicitors are usually rostered on once every 3-4 weeks, with client appointments from 5:30pm onwards, to provide advice in relation to an area of law (family, civil or crime) that they are familiar with.

How to become a volunteer with the Centre?

If you are interested in volunteering with the Centre, please send through your CV and expression of interest addressing the below to

  • Do you hold a current Practising Certificate?
  • Your relevant experience in any of the following areas of law:
    • Family law
    • Generalist Civil law (i.e. generalist matters involving consumer complaints, debt recovery, consumer credit, discrimination, tenancy, motor vehicle property damage, neighbourhood disputes and peace and good behaviour orders etc.)
    • Criminal law
  • Evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status to be sighted by the Principal Solicitor or CEO (please be advised that due to the Centre’s COVID-19 vaccination policy and procedures, all members of staff and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated and up to date, i.e. two doses and one booster.)

Otherwise, if you would like further information about solicitor volunteering opportunities, please contact us or phone (07) 4031 7688.

Thank you for your interest in assisting us to provide accessible legal assistance to disadvantaged members of the community.


1800 062 608 | (07) 4031 7688

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Mon – Fri | 9am-4pm


2nd Floor, Main Street Arcade
82 Grafton Street Cairns

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Fri | 9am - 12pm.

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