About the Bond Law Clinic
The Bond Law Clinic offers two clinics on campus for members of the community, namely the Commercial Law Clinic and the Immigration Law Clinic.
Objectives of the Clinic
- To offer free legal advice as a community service initiative;
- To provide Bond law students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in a controlled and supportive environment under the supervision of legal practitioners and to prepare them for practice;
- To provide local legal practitioners with an opportunity to engage in pro bono service.
Commercial Law Clinic: Our legal services
The Commercial Law Clinic is presently operating as a small business legal advice clinic.
Free legal advice is available to:
- members of the public thinking about starting a small business
- small business owners
- registered not-for-profit (NFP) organisations
NB. A ‘small business’ is any business with fewer than 20 employees (or fewer than 100 employees in the case of manufacturers).
The Bond Law Clinic provides advice about the following legal issues:
- business structures
- intellectual property, e.g. trademarks and copyright
- consumer protection and competition regulation
- human resource management and industrial relations
- disputes, Contracts, Franchising, Leasing, Debt recovery and Licensing
The Bond Law Clinic does not have the capacity to formally represent clients in legal disputes, but can provide advice about the options available to clients involved in legal disputes.
Immigration Law Clinic: Our legal services
Our Immigration Law Clinic is staffed by registered migration agents, legal practitioners, academics and Bond law students who provide free legal advice to vulnerable and financially disadvantaged non-citizens that wish to remain in Australia legally.
The Clinic offers immigration information and advice to:
- persons seeking asylum in Australia on refugee and asylum seeker law;
- persons recognised as having refugee status who are seeking to sponsor family members in Australia;
- persons who are victims of domestic violence and who hold a temporary partner visa in Australia;
- vulnerable members of the community regarding their visa and visa eligibility (and assistance, if eligible);
- the wider community in the following areas (basic advise only); skilled independent visa, skilled sponsor visa, student visa, graduates visa, partners visa, and parent and other family visas.
Appointment enquiries are now open for the next series of clinics commencing in February 2019. The first Bond Law Clinic commences 6 February 2019. The Immigration Law Clinic commences 13 February 2019.