What is the role of Victorian Legal Aid?
Victoria Legal Aid helps people with their legal problems. We provide free legal information and education to all Victorians, with a focus on prevention and early resolution of legal problems.
How do you find an attorney that will work pro bono?
Various bar associations and legal aid organizations offer legal clinics as a way to provide free legal advice and handle intake for any pro bono or volunteer lawyer programs they operate. If you qualify, you can talk with a lawyer at a legal clinic for free. Some legal clinics are only for people with low-incomes.
Do Solicitors offer payment plans?
You can ask if your lawyer’s firm will allow you to make payments over time. Sometimes law firms can offer those arrangements. For example, you might be able to pay your legal costs by instalments. You should check whether there will be any additional charge for paying in this way.
What is the role of legal aid?
Legal Aid NSW provides legal services to disadvantaged clients across NSW in most areas of criminal, family and civil law. Legal Aid NSW also assists people experiencing domestic and family violence. legal representation for eligible clients, provided through duty services and case grants for ongoing representation.
How can I get legal aid in Victoria?
How Victoria Legal Aid can help: Call us on 1300 792 387, Monday to Friday from 8.45 am to 5.15 pm, for free information over the phone about the law and how we can help you. You can speak to us in English or ask for an interpreter. You can also find more legal information at www.legalaid.vic.gov.au.
Who is the Chief Executive Officer of Victoria Legal Aid?
Louise commenced as Chief Executive Officer of Victoria Legal Aid in October 2018. She has extensive experience across the justice, social services and government sectors. Louise is also the Chair of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority.
When did Rowan from Victoria Legal Aid join?
Rowan joined the Equality Law Program at Victoria Legal Aid in 2016. Prior to joining Victoria Legal Aid she worked at the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, in the Offices of International Law and Constitutional Law at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, and as Associate to Justice Hayne of the High Court.
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