Field Officers

ALRM Field officers assist Aboriginal people and families to access ALRM lawyers and provide information about your legal rights. Field Officers provide referrals to relevant services in the community and arrange and deliver community legal education.

Field officers will respond to your call any hour of the Day OR Night. Call (08) 8113 3777 or free call 1800 643 222.

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Aboriginal Visitors Scheme (AVS)

AVS is there to provide care, comfort and support to Aboriginal people who are in police custody as AVS visitors attend Police cells after-hours to assist the Police in their duty-of-care.

AVS is an After-Hours service available from 5:00pm – 9:00am. Either tell the arresting officer that you want an ALRM visitor to attend OR call (08) 8113 3777 or free call 1800 643 222.

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Criminal Law

ALRM helps Aboriginal people who have come into contact with Police or the Courts. Our solicitors represent clients in court to get people out on bail and keep them out of gaol.

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Family Law & Child Protection

ALRM provide advice and representation in relation to Family Law issues concerning children’s matters when you separate from your partner. Lawyers also represent parents in care and protection proceedings when children are removed from families by Families SA.

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Civil Law

Our lawyers can help you with a range of civil matters relating to compensation claims including discrimination, police complaints, victims of crime, personal injury and motor vehicle accidents. We also provide advice and legal representation relating to employment and Work Cover issues.

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Stolen Generations Compensation Claims

ALRM is aware that claiming compensation is a difficult and emotional process, hampered by missing records and that compensation is an important step in the healing process. ALRM lawyers can assess your claim and advise you on how to move forward with it.

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Aboriginal Financial Counselling Service (AFCS)

AFCS financial counsellors offer a broad range of knowledge of debt recovery processes and the options available to people who are struggling to pay their bills. They provide confidential and independent advice to people experiencing financial difficulty.

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Community Legal Education (CLE)

ALRM delivers CLE to families, community and other stakeholders, with assistance from our field officers and solicitors.

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ALRM provides legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout SA within the grant conditions imposed by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.

If we are unable to help you with your matter, our ALRM staff can help you obtain assistance. Matters such as guardianship, native title, medical negligence, defamation, child support, divorce, wills, intervention orders & property damage issues are not handled by ALRM.