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Guidelines

2. Family law matters

2.13. Care and Protection matters

2.13.1 Determining whether there is a benefit to the child or young person

When considering whether there is a benefit to the child or young person that might be gained by the applicant receiving legal aid, it is relevant to take into account that there is no other person involved in the proceedings who:

  • has a significant relationship with the child or young person; and
  • is legally represented in the proceedings

2.13.2 Applying care and protection policy 5.14.9

Legal Aid NSW will be satisfied that this aspect of the policy is met where the legal practitioner representing the legally assisted person certifies that their client has reasonable prospects of achieving a better outcome than that which has been proposed in the Care Plan.


Date Last Published: 30/01/2017