Practice Procedures and Directions
1.1.1 Assigning matters to private legal practitioners
Legal Aid NSW policy is that all criminal matters are to be conducted by in-house legal practitioners unless exceptional circumstances exist.
The Director Criminal Law Practice has authorised certain in-house legal practitioners to assign matters to private legal practitioners, including counsel and senior counsel.
1.1.2 Engaging psychologists and psychiatrists for criminal sentence matters
Legal Aid NSW policy is that psychiatrists and psychologists can only be engaged in criminal sentence matters in exceptional circumstances.
The Director, Criminal Law has authorised certain legal practitioners to engage a psychologist or psychiatrist for sentence matters.
Date Last Published: 23/04/2007