Pro bono legal help for Local Aboriginal Land Councils

22 June, 2017

22 June 2017

Pro bono legal help for Local Aboriginal Land Councils

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) and Justice Connect today announced a change to the two-year project to provide legal assistance to Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs).

From 29 June, Geraldine Menere will be the point of contact for LALCs, taking over from Phil Duffey who has resigned from Justice Connect to return to his previous role in Cape York.

NSWALC thanks Phil for his valuable assistance to the Land Rights network and wishes him well in the future.

Geraldine will act as the interim lawyer while Justice Connect recruits a replacement.

The recruitment will occur in a timely manner to ensure there is no disruption to the service provided to LALCs.

Under the project with Justice Connect, LALCs can access legal assistance in areas including property, employment, work health and safety and environment.

Subject to availability and expertise, all LALCs are also eligible for free telephone advice.

Geraldine can be contacted on (02) 8599 2125 and at

However, Justice Connect's usual eligibility criteria apply for referrals to pro-bono law firms. The eligibility forms can be found at:



We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.