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Panel information packages

Applicants should carefully consider all documents contained in a panel's information package before submitting an application.

Instructions for how to apply along with the link to the Panels Application web site can be found in the How to apply for appointment to a panel page.

Panel applications must be submitted by the due date so that they may be considered at the next Selection Committee meeting.

Information about which panel application forms are currently available and due dates can be viewed at the Panel application form availability page.

To view the documents in the information packages, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader pdf.

General civil law panel

General family law panel

Children's criminal law panel

This panel will apply to the following courts throughout NSW:

  • Children's Courts; and
  • Children's matters listed in the Local Court

In Children's Courts and Local Courts presided over by a specialist Children's Magistrate or the President of the Children's Court, lawyers must be appointed to the panel in order to be eligible to participate on duty rosters and receive assignments of legal aid.

Lawyers who represent children in criminal law matters listed in other Local Courts are encouraged to apply. Legal Aid NSW may, in appropriate circumstances, assign particular children's matters listed in those courts to a panel member.

Care and protection panel (representing adults and children)

There are four online application forms for this panel. Please read the information below to ensure that you submit the correct application.

1. Reappointments (Adults and Children)

This application is only for current panel members appointed to act for adults and children who have been advised by Legal Aid NSW that they must apply for reappointment to the panel.

2. Reappointments (Adults)

This application is only for current panel members appointed to act for adults who have been advised by Legal Aid NSW that they must apply for reappointment to the panel.

3. New Applicants (Adults)

This application is only for new applicants seeking appointment to represent adults in care and protection matters. If you are seeking appointment to represent children as well, you will need to complete the New Applicants (Children) application form.

4. New Applicants (Children)

You should only complete this application if:

  • you have already submitted the New Applicants (Adults) application and you are also seeking appointment to represent children; or
  • you are currently appointed to the panel to act for adults and you are now seeking appointment to represent children; or
  • you are currently appointed to the panel to act for adults and you have submitted the application for Reappointment (Adults) to continue acting for adults and you are now seeking appointment to also represent children.

Veterans' law panel

Mental health advocacy panel