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4. Criminal Law Matters – when legal aid is available

4.6. Appeals from the Local Court

4.6.1 Appeals to the District Court

Legal aid is available for appeals from the Local Court to the District Court sitting in its criminal jurisdiction.

For legal aid to be granted for appeals to the District Court the following tests must be satisfied:

Legal Aid NSW officers authorised under the Delegation Instrument can determine applications for legal aid in these matters.


4.6.2 Appeals to the Supreme Court

Legal aid is available for appeals from decisions of magistrates in the Local Court to the Supreme Court.

For legal aid to be granted for appeals to the Supreme Court the following tests must be satisfied:

Legal Aid NSW officers authorised under the Delegation Instrument can determine applications for legal aid in these matters.


Date Last Published: 20/01/2017