Covid-19 Free Legal Advice & Resources

Do you need legal advice?

In response to the increased need for legal information and advice, Community Law & Mediation is running FREE LEGAL ADVICE CLINICS BY PHONE in the areas of social welfare, housing, debt and employment. General queries are also welcome. 

To book a phone consultation, please contact 01 847 7804 or 061 536 100 and leave your name, number and the county you are calling from. We will phone you back to arrange a consultation.

The Employment & Social Welfare, Family, Consumer, Debt and Housing links on this page provide answers to many common questions.

Free employment law advice clinic for women with National Women's Council of Ireland

We're delighted that our free employment law advice clinic for women, with the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) and supported by IHREC, is back up and running by phone consultation. To book an appointment, contact the Legal Officer at NWCI at deniser@nwci.ie

Your queries and our advice

We’ve received a range of queries from people whose lives have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Check out some of the questions, and the guidance we have provided in relation to employment, social welfare, family, debt, housing and consumer issues, by clicking on the relevant link at the side of this page (or above if you are accessing this from a mobile device). We will keep this list updated as the questions come in.

Working with our partners

Community Law & Mediation continues to be on hand to advise our members and community and advocacy organisations, across the country, on issues affecting their service users; and we continue to provide legal advocacy and representation to current and new clients.

Advocating for Change

We are also monitoring and lobbying in relation to changes to legislation which affect our communities and those who use our services. For example, most recently, we submitted a range of proposed amendments relating to protections for vulnerable groups ahead of the debate on Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill. Click here to read more.

Keep up-to-date

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Other Useful Links/Resources

Citizens Information Board (CIB)

Money Advice & Budgeting Service (MABS)

FLAC 

Threshold

Legal Aid Board

Northside Partnership

Courts Service

Immigrant Council

Irish Council for Civil Liberties 

Irish Refugee Council