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ADA Law Community Legal Service

Legal support for those with questioned or impaired capacity, mental health issues and older people.

About ADA Law

ADA Law is ADA Australia’s community legal service. ADA Law provides a human rights legal and advocacy service to support adults whose capacity is in question. We can provide legal advice, representation and non-legal advocacy with guardianship and administration matters, including Enduring Power of Attorney, and support before the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT).

How we can help


How we work


Free from conflict of interest, not affiliated with direct care providers


We seek your permission before acting and follow strict confidentiality processes


We take privacy seriously and can only communicate with our clients directly and the people they authorise us to talk to.

Client Directed

We don’t make decisions for you. We can help you understand your options and follow your direction.


Our services are free of charge. ADA Law is a Queensland Community Legal Service, funded through Legal Aid Queensland.


We work with each individual, to help give them a voice

Short Term & Issue Specifc

We work with you to solve a specific problem, and work with you until the case is resolved.

Who is eligible

Human rights legal service & advocacy

Adults who have a current QCAT hearing scheduled, or about to be scheduled. This includes adults with:

  • Impaired decision-making capacity, who are unhappy with their appointed decision maker and wish to make changes
  • Questionable decision-making capacity, who are at high risk of having appointed decision-makers put in place.

We may also assist adults who have questionable or impaired decision-making capacity and are unhappy with their current Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) or Advance Health Directive.


Elder abuse advocacy

Adults over 65 years who are:

  • residing in residential aged care; and
  • experiencing or at risk of experiencing abuse from their formal (Enduring Powers of Attorney) or informal decision makers, family, carers or friends.


Mental health review tribunal

People who have a current MHRT hearing scheduled and who:

  • Have been referred to us by Legal Aid Queensland.
  • Live in the Townsville region
  • Are seniors receiving our SLASS service


Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) Outback QLD

Older people who are experiencing elder abuse, mistreatment or financial exploitation in western and outback Queensland.


Mental Health Legal Support Townsville

Adults with mental health conditions living in the Townsville region

Where we work

Human rights legal service & advocacy

South east Queensland in the areas from Bundaberg to Toowoomba, and down to the Gold Coast. We may also be able to offer support in other areas of Queensland on a limited case by case basis.

Elder abuse advocacy

Greater Brisbane region local government areas including:

  • Brisbane
  • Moreton Bay
  • Ipswich
  • Redland Bay


Mental health review tribunal

Brisbane, Caboolture, Ipswich and Sunshine Coast


Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) Outback QLD

  • Tablelands
  • Croydon
  • Mt Isa
  • Northern Highlands
  • Far Central West
  • Longreach
  • Barcaldine/Blackall
  • Charleville
  • Far South West


Mental Health Legal Support Townsville

Townsville and surrounds.


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