QPILCH Services

QPILCH has a range of services providing free assistance in civil law matters. To read more about the services and whether you will be eligible for assistance, click on one of the links below.

Pro Bono Referral Services

  • Referral to firms and barristers for people who can't afford a lawyer, where the case justifies pro bono assistance and where a specialist service below cannot assist.

Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic

  • Free legal advice and representation to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness at a number of community agencies across Queensland.

Refugee Civil Law Clinic

  • Free civil law advice and assistance to refugees in Brisbane, Queensland who have been in Australia for less than 5 years.

Mental Health Law Practice

Self Representation Service

Magistrates Court Services

  • Free advice and representation in enforcement proceedings in the Brisbane Magistrates Court each Wednesday morning.
  • Referral for full or part-representation in civil proceedings in the Brisbane Magistrates Court where the claim exceeds $20,000.

QIRC Service

  • Duty Barrister Service for people participating in workers' compensation conferences in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission

QPILCH generally cannot assist with:

  • Family law, criminal law or native title
  • Complex commercial or building disputes
  • Clients who could afford to pay a lawyer, obtain legal aid, or obtain 'no win, no fee' assistance (such as in personal injury claims)