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Guidelines

1. Criminal law matters

1.9. Restorative Justice Programs

When considering whether it is appropriate that the applicant has legal representation at a restorative justice conference such as a Youth Justice Conference, Community Conference or Circle Sentencing conference, Legal Aid NSW will take into account one or more of the following:

  • the views of the program convenor concerning a legal support person
  • the views of the client about having a legal support person
  • the views of the legal practitioner assigned to the matter, if there is one
  • whether legal issues that could affect the client are likely to arise during the conference
  • whether an appropriate person is available to attend the conference in support of the offender, and
  • any other relevant factors.




Date Last Published: 01/12/2010