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About Us

Mission Statement

ALOS has the dual goal of increasing access to justice by providing a free legal service to disadvantaged people in need of legal advice in the community, and providing Adelaide Law School students with an opportunity to experience real life legal practice and develop a positive attitude toward pro bono work.

What We Do

ALOS is a free service set up to provide legal advice and support to homeless and disadvantaged persons who need help with legal issues, and who cannot afford a lawyer. The service is free, and anyone with a legal problem is welcome to make an appointment.

We offer a confidential, respectful, and supportive service that aims to help our clients to deal with legal problems, small or large. We will take time to listen to what our clients say, explain the law, and help clients to find workable options.

Who We Are

ALOS is a University funded legal service. The office is staffed by final year law students from the University of Adelaide, and managed by fully qualified supervising solicitors.

Students are responsible for all client contact and manage their own client files. The supervising solicitors verify and authorise all legal advice and correspondence.

This model of legal service bolsters access to justice by providing greater access to qualified legal advice that a single solicitor could provide alone.
ALOS also provides a fertile learning environment for the law students and hosts the University of Adelaide's Clinical Legal Education Program.

Free Legal Clinics

Adelaide Law School

Adelaide Law School

Ligertwood Building
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005
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Contact

Margaret Castles
Senior Lecturer
Email: margaret.castles@adelaide.edu.au
Email: alos@adelaide.edu.au

Westcare

Telephone: +61 8 8118 5200
216 Wright St,
Adelaide, SA 5000