Our Law Week events in Queensland would not be possible without our supporters. We thank them for their continued involvement.
The Police Department was initially established by the Police Act of 1863 which took effect on 1 January 1864. The Queensland Police Service (QPS) upholds the law by working with the community to stop crime and make the State safer. The QPS is focussed on preserving peace and good order, protecting the community, preventing and detecting crime, administering the law fairly and efficiently and bringing offenders to justice. This is achieved by using technology and innovative strategies to enable a mobile, flexible and agile delivery of services to address community needs.Queensland Police Service website
The Public Trustee is a self-funding statutory body that has been serving Queenslanders for over 100 years. With more than 600 staff, located at regional offices across the State, the Public Trustee is ‘the independent trustee for Queenslanders providing security and peace of mind’. The Public Trustee’s services include free Will making, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Deceased Estate Administration, Executor Services, as well as Financial Administration for people with incapacity to manage their financial affairs.Public Trustee website
Legal Aid Queensland provides legal help to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders, with a focus on criminal, family and civil law issues. Anyone can call Legal Aid Queensland on 1300 65 11 88 to get free legal help about their legal issue. You can also find legal information and free publications on their website on a range of legal issues like going to court, money and debt, consumer rights, driving and licence offences, discrimination, relationship separation and dividing your property. If you need a lawyer to represent you, you must apply for a grant of aid. Call, visit one of the 14 offices across the state, or read the website to find out more about Legal Aid Queensland services and the criteria for granting aid.Legal Aid Queensland website
LawRight Inc. (formerly QPILCH) assists Queenslanders who are disadvantaged in our legal system - those who experience homelessness or mental health concerns, are refugees, young people transitioning from care, self-represented litigants or those who need civil law representation.
LawRight Inc. is a partnership with private law firms, barristers, law schools and other community, health and justice stakeholders to provide efficient, effective, evidence-based solutions to community problems. Under this partnership, in 2015-16, more than 22,000 hours of pro bono services provided assistance to over 3,000 disadvantaged Queenslanders.LawRight website