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Practice standards in legally aided matters

Practice standards set out guidelines to assist lawyers in the delivery of quality legal services to legally aided clients. 

The practice standards apply across all of Legal Aid NSW's practice areas . The standards apply to in-house Legal Aid NSW solicitors and private lawyers acting in legally aided matters.

The practice standards supplement the standards of professional conduct  that lawyers are required to observe in accordance with the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW). They have been developed in consultation with the Law Society of New South Wales and the New South Wales Bar Association.

Practitioners appointed to a panel agree to be audited against the practice standards as well as Legal Aid NSW policies and guidelines.

Practice standards have been developed for each panel (which can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader pdf)