CLM Limerick provides free legal information, advice and representation to individuals living in communities identified for regeneration, and to those residents living in disadvantaged areas of Limerick.
It was established in late 2012 (with service delivery commencing in January 2013) in response to representations made by Limerick-based community representatives and activists, to address the very significant unmet legal need, primarily within the regeneration communities.
At the outset, an Advisory Committee, composed of members of various community groups and other key stakeholders, was established to provide guidance on the strategic direction and development of the service and the Law Centre undertook a community consultation process to establish the legal needs of the regeneration communities.
The findings of this process, published in a report by the Law Centre entitled ‘A Community Consultation Report - Unmet Legal Need in Limerick’, establishes that a very significant need exists for an accessible legal service, addressing issues such as housing, family/child related matters and social welfare entitlements, a fact which has been borne out by the legal queries received in the first year of service.
CLM Limerick provides free legal advice in its outreach clinics. It also provides legal representation and advocacy, including Court and Tribunal Representation, in areas of law which have been identified as having the greatest need i.e. housing and social welfare law.
CLM Limerick’s offices are in Limerick Social Service Centre, Henry Street, Limerick. Ph: 061 536 100 or click here to email the Limerick office.