Justice Connect’s Not for profit Law program is a specialist legal service for community organisations in Australia. Justice Connect builds a fairer and better society. We use the law to help people and community groups left behind by an unfair and complicated legal system. Head to www.justiceconnect.org.au for information on other Justice Connect services
Justice Connect’s Not for Profit Law service provides free and low cost legal assistance to Not for Profit community organisations in Australia.
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.
We regularly run low cost webinars on common legal issues faced by not for profit organisations. You can find out about our upcoming webinars on our website at https://nfplaw.org.au/training/individuals. You can also access past webinars here.
If your organisation is interested in our Not for Profit Law training services, you can find more information and submit an enquiry at https://nfplaw.org.au/contact-us-and-booking-information.
For legal enquiries:
We first recommend consulting our 300+ legal information factsheets, guides and templates available free on our website (www.nfplaw.org.au). If you are unable to find an answer to your question, you can submit an enquiry online. An eligibility criteria applies to our legal advice services. For information on our eligibility criteria and to submit an enquiry, please visit our website here.
Products and services
Justice Connect’s Not for Profit Law helps not for profit organisations through:
- Building not-for-profit capacity with free and low cost education (online and face to face).
- Free legal advice (delivered by staff lawyers or via Justice Connect’s member law firms and barristers).
- Law and policy reform work to make sure there is the best possible legal framework for the sector.
- Delivering tailored legal training on a fee-for-service basis through our social enterprise, Not-for-profit Legal Training.
Not for Profit Law’s training and information is available to all not for profit organisations.
More information on our eligibility criteria for legal advice can be found on our website.
Examples of work
Not for Profit Law’s website contains legal information factsheets, guides and templates on legal issues commonly faced by Not for Profit groups including incorporation, fundraising, reporting, risk management, governance, and tax. You can find these resources at www.nfplaw.org.au.
We also publish regular updates to assist not for profit organisations to keep up-to-date with the sector reforms. To sign up to receive these updates go to www.nfplaw.org.au/subscribe..
We run regular low cost webinars on a range of common legal issues faced by not for profit community organisations. We also offer customised and in-house training on a fee-for-service basis. Information on our training services is available at https://nfplaw.org.au/training.
Our legal advice and referrals assists organisations in many ways, from setting up, governance, to gaining access to tax concessions, and winding up. We operate a legal advice and referral service for not for profit organisations. Information about our legal advice and referral services is available at https://nfplaw.org.au/legal-advice.