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3. Civil law matters

3.15. Legal Aid NSW Civil Law Policies

The Legal Aid Board develops and approves policy in relation to civil law matters.

The Legal Aid NSW policies set out:

  • the types of matters for which legal aid is available, and
  • the tests which must be applied before a grant of legal is made to an applicant including:
  • a means test
  • a merit test, and
  • the availability of funds test

The Civil Law Guidelines set out other requirements that must be observed when determining applications and administering grants of legal aid.

Date Last Published: 06/12/2010