Although Legal Aid NSW is the main provider of legal services in NSW, we work closely with other organisations and services to ensure clients receive the most appropriate services to help resolve their particular legal needs.
Legal Aid NSW works in partnership with the private legal profession. In 2009-10 private lawyers represented 44% of legal aid clients.
LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides legal information, advice and referrals for people who have a legal problem in NSW.
Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)
The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) provides legal aid services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout New South Wales.
Our partnership with the Aboriginal Legal Service is critical and is reflected in the Statement of Commitment which we signed with the ALS in June 2013.
Community Legal Centres
Legal Aid NSW works closely with NSW Community Legal Centres (CLCs). CLCs are independent community organisations providing equitable and accessible legal services.
Legal Aid NSW administers the CLC Program on behalf of the State and Commonwealth Governments.
Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services
Legal Aid NSW works closely with the network of Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services (WDVCAS). WDVCASs provide specialised court advocacy, support and information services for women and children seeking legal protection through Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders.
Legal Aid NSW administers the Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program which funds 28 Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services which operate at 108 Local Courts.
Cooperative Legal Services Delivery (CLSD) Program
CLSD is a regionally based approach to legal service delivery. It develops partnerships between regionally based legal, community and government agencies through initiatives that increase access to legal assistance services.
NSW Legal Assistance Forum (NLAF)
NLAF brings agencies responsible for legal service delivery together to work as member of targeted working groups to improve legal services for disadvantaged people in NSW.
Law and Justice Foundation of NSW
The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW is an independent statutory body working to improve access to justice in NSW, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people. The Foundation achieves this through independent research projects, providing support to community organisations through a grants program and publishing plain language resources about the law.