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3. Civil law matters

3.2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

State matters

Legal aid applicants and people who have received a grant of legal aid may be asked or required to participate in alternative dispute resolution as a condition of the grant of legal aid.

Legal Aid NSW officers authorised under the Delegation Instrument may authorise a payment under s33 of the Act to assist a legal aid applicant to mediate a dispute.

Commonwealth matters

When determining an application for legal aid, Legal Aid NSW will consider whether it is appropriate to provide funding for an alternative dispute resolution provess before providing funding for litigation.

Legal Aid NSW may determine to fund a dispute resolution process at any stage of a matter.

Date Last Published: 15/01/2019