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2. Legal Aid Commission Act

2.2. Part 1 - Preliminary

2.2.1 Section 4 - Definitions

“(1) In this Act, except in so far as the context or subject-matter otherwise indicates or requires:

Australian Legal Aid Office means that part of the Community Affairs Division of the Attorney-General's Department of the Commonwealth that is designated the Australian Legal Aid Office and that operates in New South Wales.

de facto partner of a person means the other party to a de facto relationship, within the meaning of the Property (Relationships) Act 1984 (NSW), with the person.

legal aid means legal aid under this Act and includes, in relation to a person who is a patient within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW), aid provided to the patient in respect of any matter, whether of a legal nature or not.

legally assisted person means a person to whom legal aid is provided.

practising certificate means a practising certificate issued under Part 2.4 of the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW)

private legal practitioner means a person who is practising in New South Wales:

(a) as a barrister on his or her own account, or

(b) as a solicitor, whether on his or her own account or in partnership or as an associate or employee of another solicitor, and includes a body, whether incorporated or unincorporated, which provides community legal services.

(2) A reference in this Act to the exercise of a function includes, where that function is a duty, the performance of that duty”.

Date Last Published: 29/05/2009