Law Week event fails to draw a crowd

LEGAL AID: Solicitors Carolyn Buchan and Terry Stedman were hoping to provide a free information session as part of Law Week. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
LEGAL AID: Solicitors Carolyn Buchan and Terry Stedman were hoping to provide a free information session as part of Law Week. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

COUNTRY to Coast solicitors invited the people of Beaudesert to an information session, morning tea and tour of the Beaudesert Court House in celebration of Law Week and nobody turned up.

Principal Solicitor Carolyn Buchan said the aim had been to also improve understanding of and access to the justice system in the Scenic Rim.

“We were hoping to provide information about access to community legal centres in south-east Queensland, Legal Aid and the Queensland Law Society referral program,” she said.

The event was scheduled to begin at 9am but when nobody turned up at Beaudesert RSL Club for the information session, the court house tour booked for 11.30am was also cancelled.

“I’m not disheartened though, at least people now know there is somewhere they can go to get information about how to access free legal advice,” Ms Buchan said .

“I have spoken to several people who have been frustrated by the lack of services in town – and the recently released Queensland government report card confirms there is a chronic need for community legal centres in regional areas.

“I know this is something that the people need and I am certainly not going to give up on the Scenic Rim community.”