About

The Federation of Community Legal Centres is the peak body for Victoria’s Community Legal Centres and Aboriginal Legal Services.

At the Federation, we pursue our vision of a fair, inclusive, thriving community through being a respected and influential advocate. Together with our members and communities, we work unrelentingly to dismantle unjust systems that perpetuate racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, economic injustice and other inequalities.

We work to build a stronger and more effective community legal sector, we provide services and support to Community Legal Centres, and we represent Community Legal Centres to stakeholders and the wider community.

Click here to learn About Community Legal Centres.

 

Our Staff

The Federation is a member-based organisation which employs secretariat staff to carry out the work of the organisation on a day-to-day basis.

 

Serina McDuff
CEO

(on leave July 2018-April 2019) 

Belinda Lo
Acting CEO

(July 2018-April 2019) 

Melanie Poole
Director of Engagement

Michael Tamblyn
Project Manager,
Generalist-Specialist CLC Project

Natalie Hallam
Victorian Accreditation and Capacity Building Coordinator

Tory Norris
Impact and
Evaluation
Coordinator

Michelle Reynolds
Senior Project
and Policy Advisor

Joady Bye
Office Coordinator

Jenna Davey-Burns
Senior Adviser

 

Tracey Martinovich
Engagement Coordinator

 

Kieran Prendergast
Project Manager - Data Standards

 

Tyrone Connell
Smart Justice Officer

 

Jeanette Nkrumah
Smart Justice Officer

 

Keirin McCormack
Project Manager - Client Surveys

 

Vaishali Pattni
Grants Officer

 

 

 

Governance

The Federation is managed by a committee comprised of elected Federation members and the Federation's Chief Executive Officer.

 

Management Committee

  • Kris Wallwork – Springvale Monash Legal Service (Chair)
  • James Ferguson – KPMG (Treasurer)
  • Jackie Galloway – Peninsula Community Legal Centre (Secretary)
  • Zana Bytheway – JobWatch
  • Chris Povey – Justice Connect
  • Claudia Fatone – Fitzroy Legal Service
  • Hayley Mansfield - ARC Justice

 

Documents

 

Annual Reports

 

Membership

The Federation is a membership organisation, bringing together specialist and generalist community legal centres. If you represent a community legal centre and are interested in joining the federation, click here.

 

Acknowledgements

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