Individual advocacy

Our Services

QAI provides the following inidividual advocacy services

Human Rights Legal Service (HRLS) - The HRLS provides specialist legal advice, referral and representation for vulnerable persons with disability in Queensland. The HRLS gives priority to assisting persons with impaired capacity who are subject to restrictive practices and involuntary treatment in Queensland.

Mental Health Legal Service (MHLS) - The MHLS is a specialist legal service dedicated to providing free legal assistance in relation to mental health law in Queensland.

Justice Support Program (JSP) - The JSP is a QAI initiative to support people with disability to remain in the community and prevent any further entrenchment into the criminal justice system

NDIS Appeals Support -  Non-legal advocacy, support and referral to people with disability and their families for NDIS Appeals.


Who do we help?

To be eligible for assistance, the client must have a mental illness, intellectual disability, cognitive impairment, acquired brain injury or profound physical disability. Family or carers seeking their own legal advice should contact:


What areas of law can we help with?

Abuse/neglect of people with disability

Adult Guardian

Complaints about DSQ &/or Service Providers

Criminal - Have you been charged with an offence?/Do you need a Lawyer or support for court?

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Forensic order

Forensic Order - Disability

Guardianship and/or Administration

Treatment Authorities (Formerly known as ITOs)

Public Trustee

Restrictive Practices

Voluntary mental health patients

For other areas of law, please contact our office on 3844 4200 or visit the CLC Qld for other free legal services.