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6. Civil law matters - when legal aid is available

6.15A. Drug and Alcohol Treatment Act matters

6.15A.1   Proceedings before a Magistrate

Legal aid is available to dependent persons for proceedings under the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Act 2007 (NSW) (the Act) for:

  • reviews of the issuing of dependency certificates under section 34 of the Act, and
  • applications to extend dependency certificates under section 36 of the Act.

For legal aid to be granted in these types of matters the following test must be satisfied:

6.15A.2 Appeals to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)

Legal aid is available to dependent persons for appeals to the Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division of NCAT under section 45 of the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Act 2007 (NSW). For legal aid to be granted the following tests must be satisfied:

Date last published: 24/01/2017