You can Consult a Solicitor – face to face and over the telephone

Apart from our Thursday evening walk-in service, all appointments must be made by phoning 07 3881 3500 or by visiting our centre during opening hours.

Day appointments:

  • Held at The Pine Rivers Community Legal Service 4A/481 Gympie Road, Strathpine
  • Monday to Friday, 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
  • Up to 1 hour

Thursday nights – walk-in service*

  • Held at The Pine Rivers Community Legal Service 4A/481 Gympie Road, Strathpine
  • 5.45pm – 7.30pm
  • Up to 20-minute sessions
  • No appointment required

*Please note, this walk-in service does not operate during the Queensland December-January school holidays and public holidays

What a solicitor can and can’t do for you

A solicitor can:

  • Listen to you, ensuring they understand what you mean;
  • Tell you what the law says in a way that you understand;
  • Give you choices about what you can do;
  • Help you decide what you want to do; and
  • Tell you about other services.

A solicitor can’t:

  • Fix all of your problems;
  • Spend unlimited time with you and on your legal issue;
  • Always say for sure what will happen;
  • Always do what you want them to do; and
  • Always make other people do the right thing.

The legal service has limited resources which may restrict the services that can be provided. There are some areas of the law that we are unable to cover and in these instances referrals will be made where possible.

Day Appointments

The Pine Rivers Community Legal Service (PRCLS) is expanding its community legal services further north in the Moreton Bay Region as from 1st July 2021.

Legal advice appointments are available face to face, and over the phone.  Call 3881 3500 to make an appointment at any of the locations below.

  • DECEPTION BAY NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE – 24 Endeavour Street DB: Mondays
  • CABOOLTURE, The Hub – 1st Floor, 4 Haskins Street, Caboolture: Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • REDCLIFFE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE – 1 Lamington Drive, Redcliffe: Wednesdays
  • KALLANGUR NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE – Marsden Avenue Kallangur: Fridays
  • BRIBIE ISLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE once a month on a Thursday
  • STRATHPINE FAMILY RELATIONSHIP CENTRE, Strathpine: Tuesdays
  • STRATHPINE: 4A/481 Gympie Road Strathpine: Monday-Friday Evening Walk-in service – no appointment needed, every Thursday at Strathpine 5.45pm – 7.00pm

Document drafting

Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA)

We may be able to assist you to prepare an Enduring Power of Attorney. If you would like an appointment for this please note that we will request that you bring along a letter from your general medical practitioner that confirms that you have the capacity to understand what an Enduring Power is about.

Law reform

The Legal Service participates in law reform activities periodically. We do this in line with the presenting needs of our clients and our underpinning social justice principles. This may occur by making submissions prior to legislative changes.

Family law: Parenting Plans, Parenting Consent Court Orders and Property Consent Orders

We may be able to assist you to draft or review your draft, of the above documents. For property consent orders you need to have a small property pool and no companies or trusts involved.

Please make an appointment to find out more or to discuss your requirements.

Duty lawyer

  • Pine Rivers Magistrates Court
  • For Domestic and Family Violence matters, and for Child Protection matters.

Community Family Mediation Service

The Community Family Mediation Service (CFMS) is an initiative of the Pine Rivers Community Legal Service.

The CFMS provides mediation at no cost to people who are separated and are experiencing disadvantage in accessing the legal system. An assessment process takes place to determine suitability and eligibility for mediation.

Mediation services are provided for financial/property settlements, and for children’s matters only.

Mediations are for a maximum of  4 hours and are mediated by Nationally Accredited Mediators and where required, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners.

Mediation Services Available

  • PROPERTY/FINANCIAL MEDIATION
    For people who are separated and need to settle their outstanding property/financial matters.
  • MEDIATION REGARDING PARENTING MATTERS
    For parents and family members needing to make arrangements regarding children.

Eligibility

The service has Government funding and there is an assessment process. We can email you our pre intake assessment form, or you can call us at 3881 3500 for a pre intake assessment.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this service, please feel free to contact us using the details below:

Community Legal Education

The Pine Rivers Community Legal Service is available to provide free community legal education on various topics of law to community groups and organisations.

To find out more, please call 3881 3500 or email

Information for Young People

Pine Rivers Community Legal Service and Legal Aid QLD – Part 1 of Youth Chat – Access to Justice and Police

Often young people don’t get legal advice because they don’t know about legal services available to them.

This presentation looks at the meaning of justice and provides young people with practical information on free legal advice services in their community. It also explores some myths and facts and do’s and don’ts when dealing with Police.

Pine Rivers Community Legal Service and Legal Aid QLD – Part 2 of Youth Chat – Sexting, Revenge Porn and Tenancy

In this digital age, it’s easy for pictures and information to be quickly spread using technology like our smartphones. However, “sexting” and “revenge porn” can be serious offences and it is important for young people to understand the law and the consequences.

This presentation also gives an overview of the processes and laws regarding tenancy which is important for young people to know as they move to independent living.