Updates

ADA Law Community Legal Service supporting adults with cognitive impairment

ADA Australia’s human rights advocacy service will now operate as ADA Law, a registered Community Legal Service. As a Community Legal Service, it provides legal advice and representation in addition to advocacy services for guardianship and administration matters.

As ADA Law, ADA Australia can provide a valuable human rights legal and advocacy service to support adults whose capacity is in question or who have a cognitive impairment when they are:

  • seeking to review, change, or revoke:
    • decision makers appointed by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)
    • Enduring Powers of Attorney
    • Advance Health Directives
  • needing support to work with their existing decision makers
  • appearing at Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) hearings for ECT applications; Forensic Order Reviews; (or Treatment Authorities under 18 years of age); and are referred by Legal Aid Queensland.

ADA Law is also available to support people receiving aged care and experiencing elder abuse, either by a family member, service provider, or attorney.

Call ADA Law on 1800 ADA LAW (1800 232 529), or visit the website.