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Key highlights for Legal Aid NSW In 2015-2016 include:

  • A new office set up in Albury to provide legal services in the Murray area;
  • A full-time family lawyer now working in Broken Hill;
  • Lawyers delivered 147,419 free legal advice and assistance services across the state;
  • Mobile lawyers provided 17,771 legal advice services, including at 248 outreach locations (outreach locations increased by 62 per cent in four years);
  • Free duty services at criminal, family and civil courts and tribunals increased by 12.3 per cent to 196,004;
  • Lawyers held 2,796 family dispute resolution conferences in family law matters (78.5 per cent of them were fully or partially settled).
  • 47 per cent of clients came from regional, rural, and remote NSW.
  • 73 per cent more women than last year received support for domestic violence-related issues with the help of our new Domestic Violence Unit and roll-out of Safer Pathway through the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services

See our Annual Report for more information.