Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) is a not-for-profit charity and a company limited by guarantee that operates as a law practice throughout South Australia. ALRM is an Aboriginal community organisation which is also a law practice. The law practice is in two parts, the criminal section which deals with criminal cases and the civil section which offers legal advice for civil compensation claims, child protection, guardianship & advocacy and family law cases. ALRM receives funding to run these law practices under the National Legal Assistance Program.
In addition, ALRM also carries out social programs to assist Aboriginal prisoners and persons recently released from custody. These are social programs designed to help Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders to stay out of custody and to re-establish themselves.
ALRM have a central office in Adelaide, and branch offices in Port Augusta, Ceduna and Port Lincoln. We provide a free legal aid service to Aboriginal people in criminal law, child protection, family law, and in all aspects of non-commercial civil law, with an emphasis on coronial inquests and compensation claims.
ALRM is also the lead organisation in South Australia for advocacy on legal and policy questions which affect Aboriginal people. We are independent of government, we are accountable to the Aboriginal communities of the state and we provide frank and fearless advice.