ABOUT Northside Community Law Centre (NCLC)
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NCLC is an independent, community –based legal centre. We work to protect and develop the legal, social and economic rights of individuals and groups.
The Centre provides free information, advice and representation to individuals and groups in its community who otherwise would not be able to get legal services, and works to give power to the community through education, research and campaigns.
NCLC believes in the dignity of each individual. We are committed to working with the community for the creation of a just and tolerant society.
- Provide free information, advice and representation
- Protect and develop the human, social and economic rights of individuals and groups
- Empower the community through education, research and campaigns
NCLC provides services to individuals and groups that reside within the electoral constituencies of Dublin North-Central and Dublin North-East. This includes Artane, Baldoyle, parts of Balgriffin, Beaumont, Clontarf, Coolock, Dollymount, Donaghmede, Donnycarney, Edenmore, Kilbarrack, Killester, Kilmore, Santry (east of the old Swords Road), and Raheny. See the map below for the specific boundaries.
However, NCLC is happy to direct to appropriate services people who do not reside within the catchment area in Dublin, or who reside outside of Dublin.
STRUCTURE & MEMBERSHIP
The Law Centre is a company limited by guarantee, and is a registered charity. The Law Centre is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. The Directors are elected from the membership of the Law Centre.
The Law Centre receives an annual operating grant from the Department of Social & Family Affairs and raises funds to finance other activities.
Membership of the Law Centre is open to all; however, only individuals living in or Community & Voluntary groups based in our catchment area will have voting rights or can become Community Directors.
If you become a member of the Law Centre, you will:
1. Receive a copy of our quarterly newsletter containing information and updates on the law and news of the Law Centre;
2. Receive each new publication of the Law Centre on specific areas of law;
3. Be invited to special meetings of the members to consider legal developments and reports on the Law Centre’s work; and
4. Be invited to the Law Centre's AGM, and if you are living in or your group is based in the catchment area, vote Community Directors to the Board and influence the policy of the Law Centre.
The cost of membership is €50 for individuals and €250 for groups. To become a member please contact the law centre on 01 8477804.
Moya de Paor is Acting Managing Solicitor and Clare Naughton is Solicitor
Valerie Gaughran is the Community Mediation Coordinator.
Roslyn Palmer is the Community Education and Volunteer Coordinator.
Ann O’Shaughnessy is the Receptionist.
Teresa Lawlor is the Legal Secretary.
Pamela Meates is the Accounts Administrator.
Denise Leavy is the Senior Administrator.
In addition, NCLC is assisted by a number of volunteers who work on various projects with the law centre see Volunteer Opportunities for further information.
NCLC is located in the Northside Civic Centre, Bunratty Road, Coolock, Dublin 17. Opening hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Please phone us on 01-8477804.