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Supreme Court bail duty scheme

The Supreme Court Bail Duty Scheme is open for Expressions of Interest from 24/10/2016 – 11/11/2016.

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The Supreme Court Bail Duty Scheme coordinates the involvement of private practitioners in criminal duty work in the Supreme Court Bails jurisdiction in Sydney.

Salaried solicitors of Legal Aid NSW undertake the majority of Supreme Court Bails duty work.

Practitioners appointed to the Supreme Court Bail Duty Scheme are eligible to be allocated duty back up work in circumstances where salaried solicitors of Legal Aid NSW are unable to meet the demand for services in the Supreme Court Bail jurisdiction.

Practitioners allocated back up Supreme Court Bail duty work need to be available for 2 days of duty work, approximately 3 weeks apart. The first day is at Legal Aid NSW Head Office in Sydney where the practitioners receive the allocated files, conduct AVL conferences with applicants, make decisions as to the applicant’s eligibility for Legal Aid and prepare the application. Subsequent follow up work is often required. The second day is the day when the allocated matters are listed in the Supreme Court for the application to be heard. The same practitioner is required for both days.

Please direct any queries regarding the Supreme Court Bail Duty Scheme to SCBailsdutyscheme@legalaid.nsw.gov.au or to Mark Rosalky, Project Officer, on (02) 9219 5012.