Not for profit Law is a specialist legal service for community organisations in Victoria and New South Wales.
Justice Connect’s Not for Profit Law service provides free and low cost legal assistance to Not for Profit community organisations in Victoria and New South Wales.
Not for Profit Law ‘helps the helpers' by providing tailored legal information, advice and training to Not for Profit community organisations. By relieving the burden of legal issues, organisations can better focus their time and energy on achieving their mission – whether that's supporting vulnerable people, delivering community services, enhancing diversity or bringing together the community.
Not for Profit Law is focused on improving access to legal help for Not for Profit community organisations, and on improving the legal landscape in which they operate. Not for Profit Law’s policy and law reform work is focused on reducing red tape for the Not for Profit sector, helping Not for Profit be more efficient and better run, and ensuring that reform takes into account impacts on the Not for Profit sector.
For legal enquiries:
Is your organisation eligible and based in Victoria? If so, please complete our online enquiry form. Given our limited staffing, this is our preferred means of taking enquiries. If you are unable to use the online legal enquiry form, you can call us on 1800 706 220.
Is your organisation eligible and based in NSW? If so, please call us on (02) 9114 1793.
Products and Services
Not for Profit Law helps Not for Profit through:
- providing information
- telephone advice
- referrals to specialist lawyers for free advice
Not for Profit Law’s training and information is available to all Not for Profit.
Telephone legal advice and referrals to specialist lawyers for free legal advice are available to Not for Profit organisations with charitable purposes and limited financial resources based in Victoria and NSW.
Examples of work
Not for Profit Law’s information webportal contains a bank of information on legal issues commonly faced by Not for Profit groups including incorporation, reporting, risk management, governance, and tax. We also publish regular updates to assist Not for Profit to keep up-to-date with the fast paced sector reforms (including the establishment of the ACNC – the regulator for charities). The webportal is available at www.justiceconnect.org.au/nfplaw
We run regular seminars on a range of common legal issues faced by Not for Profit community organisations in Victoria and NSW. We also offer customised and in-house training on a fee-for-service basis. Information on our training is available at http://www.justiceconnect.org.au/our-programs/not-profit-law/training
Our legal advice and referrals assists organisations in many ways, from setting up, gaining access to tax concessions, resolving disputes and negotiating contracts. We operate a limited legal advice and referral service for Not for Profit organisations with charitable purposes and limited financial resources in Victoria and NSW. Information about our legal advice and referral services is available at http://www.justiceconnect.org.au/our-programs/not-profit-law/legal-advice