The process of allocating (or “assigning”) a grant of legal aid for the provision of legal services to a legal practitioner who is not employed by Legal Aid NSW or to a private law firm, or another organisation external to Legal Aid NSW (such as a Community Legal Centre) is called “assignment”. Legal Aid grants can be “assigned” to a private legal practitioner, law firm or other organisation. The power to assign legal work is under s12 of theLegal Aid Commission Act 1979 (NSW).