Category Archives: Legal Aid

Legal help iPhone app

Legal Aid NSW had developed a new iPhone app.

Legal Aid says that the app will allow its users to access a range of useful information including:

The nearest Legal Aid service.

Videos about the law.

Workshops bookings.

Factsheets and other resources.

Legal aid grants.

For more information, visit www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au.

Lawyers

Sydney, Australia

1300 00 2088

Court appointed pro bono legal assistance

A court may refer litigants to a lawyer on the Courts Pro Bono Panel: see Division 9, Part 7 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 (NSW).

Any litigant may apply, but exceptional circumstances must exist for a litigant to be referred if they have obtained such assistance in the last 3 years.

A court will refer an application if it is in the “interests of the administration of justice” to do so. Under Rule 7.36, subrule (2) the court may take into account:

  • the means of the litigant, and
  • the capacity of the litigant to obtain legal assistance outside of the scheme, and
  • the nature and complexity of the proceedings, and
  • any other matter that the court considers appropriate.

The application is made by filing a Notice of Motion and supporting Affidavit with the court in which the proceedings are being held.

For further information visit http://www.supremecourt.justice.nsw.gov.au/supremecourt/probono.html

Lawyers

1300 00 2088

Cancer Council Legal and Financial Planning Referral Services 13 11 20

The Cancer Council NSW offers Legal and Financial Planning Referral Services.

The legal service provides help with wills, powers of attorney, superannuation, credit and debt, mortgages, insurance claims, employment issues and tenancy disputes.

For more information go to http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/31192/get-support/practical-support-services-get-support/legal-financial-support/pac/

Lawyers

1300 00 2088

Pro Bono Scheme

The Law Society of NSW Pro Bono Scheme puts eligible applicants in touch with law firms willing to provide their services free of charge or at a reduced fee.

Eligible applicants must have been refused Legal Ai and satisfy the means assessment. The matter must be of a specified type and have merit and/or reasonable prospects of success.

The following types of matters are covered by the scheme:

  • Administrative law
  • Assistance with Apprehended Violence Orders
  • Bankruptcy
  • Child care and protection
  • Civil claims
  • Criminal law
  • Divorce
  • Employment law
  • Family law matters related to children (eg. live with, spend time with disputes)
  • Immigration assistance for refugees
  • Legal assistance for not-for-profit organisations and charities
    Wills and Estates

For more information, visit https://www.lawsociety.com.au/community/findingalawyer/probono/index.htm

Lawyers

Sydney, Australia

1300 00 2088

Legal Assistance Referral Scheme

The NSW Bar Association offers a Legal Assistance Referral Scheme to eligible applicants. For more information visit http://www.nswbar.asn.au/briefing-barristers/legal-assistance/lars-guidelines

Lawyers

Sydney, Australia

1300 00 2088

New iPhone app for free legal information

Legal Aid NSW had developed a new iPhone app.

Legal Aid says that the app will allow its users to access a range of useful information including:

  • The nearest Legal Aid service.
  • Videos about the law.
  • Workshops bookings.
  • Factsheets and other resources.
  • Legal aid grants.

For more information, visit www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au.

Lawyers

Sydney, Australia

1300 00 2088

Revised Legal Aid General Criminal Law Panel Practice Standards

Revised Legal Aid General Criminal Law Panel Practice Standards take effect from 15 September 2014.

Lawyers

Sydney, Australia

1300 00 2088

LawAccess NSW Free Legal Help 1300 888 529

ON 1 SEPTEMBER 2014, the NSW Attorney General Brad Hazzard announced that LawAccess, the NSW free legal information service, , has taken 2 million calls since its establishment in September 2001.

LawAccess is a partnership between the Department of Justice, Legal Aid NSW, Law Society of NSW and the NSW Bar Association. It is available to everyone in New South Wales.

LAwAccess can be contacted on 1300 888 529 or www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au.

Common enquiries to LawAccess include family law child arrangements, debt, domestic violence, neighbourhood disputes, wills and divorce.

Since 2010, LawAccess has operated LawAssist, a website for people who represent themselves in courts and tribunals. More than 1.2 million people have visited that site since 2010.

Lawyers

Sydney, Australia

1300 00 2088

Salvos Legal wins 2014 Law Firm of the Year Award

ON 8 AUGUST 2014, Salvos Legal won the 2014 Law Firm of the Year Award. For more information go to: http://www.salvoslegal.com.au/news/show/122

Lawyers

Sydney, Australia

1300 00 2088

Westpac Banking Corporation v Channel 8 Holdings Pty Ltd (No 2) [2014] NSWSC 912

ON 8 JULY 2014, the NSW Supreme Court delivered Westpac Banking Corporation v Channel 8 Holdings Pty Ltd (No. 2) [2014] NSWSC 912.

http://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/action/PJUDG?jgmtid=172576

The court extended a reference for pro bono assistance to the defendant for the preparation and conduct of the hearing as the defences pleaded involve some degree of technicality and require legal knowledge.

Lawyers

Sydney, Australia

1300 00 2088