CLM has been granted Independent Law Centre status by the Law Society of Ireland and operates two Community Law Centres: CLM Northside and CLM Limerick.
A Community Law Centre is a non-profit organisation, which works to reduce and remove barriers to the law, on the basis that all people should be able to access basic legal information and advice regardless of their income and background.
Each Law Centre provides legal advice on all areas of law through free advice clinics which operate on a drop in basis. The Law Centres also offer legal representation and advocacy, including Court and Tribunal Representation, in areas of law not covered by the State funded civil legal aid scheme.
Each Law Centre makes referrals as appropriate to the Mediation Service and on a more strategic and national level, the Law Centres feed the issues they come across in their casework into the policy, education and resource work of Community Law & Mediation.