Community Law & Mediation (CLM), originally known as Coolock Community Law Centre, and then Northside Community Law Centre, was established in 1975 as the first, independent, community-based Law Centre in Ireland.

Community Law & Mediation works to empower individuals experiencing disadvantage by providing free legal, mediation and information services.  At a national level, we seek to have a wider impact through our campaigns for law reform and by acting as a resource for other advocacy organisations.

We have a number of services including two Community Law Centres: CLM Northside based in Coolock, Dublin and CLM Limerick.  We also provide a free mediation service, community education and two key resources: ‘Casebase’ a social welfare decision database and the Irish Community Development Law Journal.