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Independent children's lawyer (ICL) panel

The panel is currently closed.

About the panel

In family law matters requiring the involvement of an Independent Children's Lawyer the Federal Circuit Court or Family Court will make orders requesting Legal Aid NSW to make arrangements for the representation of the children.  Solicitors who are appointed to this panel are eligible to receive grants of legal aid to provide this representation.

New applicants to the panel must have completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the national ICL Training Program developed by National Legal Aid (NLA). Information regarding national ICL training program can be found at the ICL training centre web page. This is a mandatory requirement for appointment to the panel.

A suitably experienced barrister may be briefed by a panel solicitor in appropriate matters subject to Legal Aid NSW policies and prior approval.

Panel enquiries

If you have any enquiries about the panel, please contact the Professional Practices by e-mail at panels@legalaid.nsw.gov.au or on 9219 5662.

Other information

National ICL website