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5. Family Law Matters – when legal aid is available

5.15. Special medical procedures

5.15.1 Special Medical Procedure - Independent Children's Lawyer

Where the court makes an order pursuant to s68L of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) for the independent representation of the child’s interests in proceedings concerning a special medical procedure, Legal Aid NSW will fund an Independent Children’s Lawyer.

There is no means or merit test applied.

5.15.2 Special Medical Procedure - Parents

Legal aid is available to the parents of a child in Family Court proceedings for special medical procedures involving the child.

To be eligible for legal aid the applicant must satisfy:

See also civil law policy for special medical procedure matters conducted in the Guardianship Division of NCAT.

Date Last Published: 09/01/2023