What we do
ADA Law is a Community Legal Centre Queensland member and specialises in legal help for tribunal matters and decision making issues (for example Enduring Power of Attorney and Advanced Health Directives).
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|Human Rights Legal Service and Advocacy||Our Human Rights Legal Service and Advocacy Service provides legal advice, representation, and non-legal advocacy and information, to adults whose decision-making capacity is impaired or in question. Our service supports the adult to express their views, wishes and preferences at the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) in relation to Guardianship, Administration and Enduring Power of Attorney matters. Our service also provides assistance to people (principals) with their Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Directives.||South East Queensland in the areas from Bundaberg to Toowoomba, and down to the Gold Coast. We may also be able to offer support in other areas of Queensland on a limited case by case basis.|
Adults who have a current QCAT hearing scheduled, or about to be scheduled. This includes adults with:
We may also assist adults who have questionable or impaired decision-making capacity and are unhappy with their current Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) or Advance Health Directive.
|Human Rights Legal Service and Advocacy|
|ELDER ABUSE ADVOCACY||Our Elder Abuse Advocacy service provides information, individual advocacy and supported referral for people living in residential care who are at risk of elder abuse.|
Greater Brisbane region only, including:
Adults over 65 years who are:
|Elder Abuse Advocacy|
|Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) Advocacy|
We can represent people who have a hearing about: Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT)*; Forensic Orders; or people under 18 years on a Treatment Authority, as referred to us by Legal Aid Queensland.
*Referrals by Legal Aid Only
|Brisbane, Caboolture, Ipswich & Sunshine Coast.||People who have a current MHRT hearing scheduled and who have been referred by Legal Aid Queensland.||MHRT Advocacy|
|Outback qld seniors legal and support service||We can provide free legal and social work support to older people who are experiencing elder abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation. Our mission is to help seniors in Outback QLD regional areas to uphold their rights, have a say in the things that impact their lives, and to live free from abuse and neglect.||Tablelands, Croydon, Mt Isa, Northern Highlands, Far Central West, Longreach, Barcaldine/Blackall, Charleville, Far South West||Older people who are experiencing elder abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation.||Outback QLD SLASS|
|Mental Health Legal Support||We provide legal support to people with mental health conditions to access the justice system, including representation at the Mental Health Review Tribunal, representation at QCAT, legal information and advice and referral to other appropriate legal services.||Townsville and surrounds||People with mental health conditions.||Call 1800 232 539|
|projects||We undertake projects to produce useful resources for members of the community and practitioners.||Statewide||General Community Information.||Please refer to “Resources” pages.|