Community Legal Service (CLS)
The Community Legal Service (CLS) is a network of LSC funded organisations and advice providers that fund, provide and promote civil legal aid services.
Civil law deals with disputes between individuals or organisations.
People experiencing social problems often need legal advice in areas such as relationship breakdown, debt, housing, domestic violence and benefits.
Help is also available for asylum and immigration, education, employment, mental health and community care issues.
For free, confidential and independent legal advice visit the Community Legal Advice website.
The LSC itself is unable to provide legal advice or information. Case specific queries should be directed to your local office.
For providers and practitioners
- Forms - forms used by service providers undertaking CLS funded work
- How we are transforming civil legal aid with our reform programme
- Read Focus our electronic newsletter for legal aid practitioners
- Use our eligibility calculator to find out whether your client is eligible for legal aid
- Information and guidance updates to the Unified Contract (Civil)
- Find your relationship manager
- How we measure quality and performance through schemes such as peer review
- Our strategy for the CLS and civil policy development
- Our civil areas of work such as family, immigration, social welfare, mental health and other civil areas of law such as community care
- Read the latest Community Legal Service Consultations and responses
- Details on the tendering process for CLS services.
Last updated: 03 August 2010