Who We Are

The Federation is the peak body for Victoria’s Community Legal Centres and Aboriginal Legal Services. Our members are at the forefront of helping those facing economic, cultural or social disadvantage and whose life circumstances are severely affected by their legal problem.

For more than 40 years community legal centres have been the heart of a powerful movement for social change, reshaping how people access justice, creating stronger more equitable laws, and more accountable government and democracy.

We want a community that is fair, inclusive and thriving: where every person belongs and can learn, grow, heal, participate and be heard.

The Federation:

  • Enables a strong collective voice for justice and equality;
  • Mobilises and leads CLCs in strategic, well-coordinated advocacy and campaigns;
  • Works with members to continuously improve the impact of community legal services;
  • Drives creativity and excellence in the delivery of legal services to communities;
  • Helps make justice more accessible.

Click here to learn About Community Legal Centres.

Our Team

The team that carries out the work of the organisation on a day-to-day basis.

  • Serina McDuff
  • Natalie Hallam
    Quality and Impact Manager
  • Lara Freidin
    Senior Legal Policy Adviser
  • Kim Johnson
    Impact and Evaluation Coordinator
  • Rosanna Di Grazia
    Office Coordinator
  • Izzy Lyndon-James
    Digital Communications Officer
  • Linda Loveder
    Executive Assistant to CEO
  • Rachael Pliner
    Senior Legal Policy Adviser
  • Bronwyn Lay
    Senior Legal Policy Adviser
  • Michelle Taylor
    Operations Manager
  • Tim McMahon
    Project Manager - Data System
  • Gabby Talmadge
    Training Consultant
  • Amy Mulder
    Compliance and Quality Coordinator

Our Management Committee

  • Kris Wallwork
    Springvale Monash Legal Service (Chair)
  • Jackie Galloway
    Peninsula Community Legal Centre (Secretary)
  • Thomas Green
    Pitcher Partners Advisors P/L (Treasurer)
  • Zana Bytheway
  • Chris Povey
    Justice Connect
  • Claudia Fatone
    Fitzroy Legal Service
  • Bryanna Connell
    Barwon Community Legal Service

Our Key Documents

Annual Reports

Our Members

The Federation is a membership organisation, bringing together specialist and generalist Community Legal Centres

Thank you

The Federation of Community Legal Services acknowledges the vital support of the Victoria Law Foundation in funding the redevelopment of this website.


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