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2019

  • Policy Bulletin 2019 / 12 (Elder Abuse)

    30 Sep 2019

    On 24 September 2019 the Legal Aid NSW Board approved changes to eligibility policies to clarify that legal aid is available to people who are experiencing, or at risk of, elder abuse.

  • Policy Bulletin 2019 / 11 (Extended Legal Assistance –State Parole)

    1 Jul 2019

    The Legal Aid NSW Board has approved certain work in relation to State Parole and Serious Offender Review Council matters being provided under ELA.

  • Policy Bulletin 2019 / 10 (Forum Test)

    1 Jul 2019

    From 1 July 2019, Legal Aid NSW and Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) will be piloting a more flexible approach to the Forum Test. The pilot will run for a period of 12 months, at which point it will be evaluated.

  • Policy Bulletin 2019 / 9 (Contributions Policy)

    28 Jun 2019

    The Legal Aid NSW Board has approved a suite of changes to the Contributions Policy, including changing how clients’ contribution to legal fees is assessed.

  • Policy Bulletin 2019 / 8 (Revocation of Commonwealth Parole)

    20 May 2019

    The Legal Aid NSW Board has approved a policy allowing for representation of clients in revocation of Commonwealth Parole matters.

  • Policy Bulletin 2019 / 7 – (Means Test - Financially Associated Person)

    10 May 2019

    On 19 February 2019 the Legal Aid NSW Board approved a new Test and Guidelines for the assessment of Financially Associated Persons as part of the Means Test.

  • Policy Bulletin 2019 / 6 (Civil Law Policy – removal of redundant policies)

    11 Apr 2019

    The Legal Aid NSW Board has approved the removal of certain civil law policies.

  • Policy Bulletin 2019 / 5 (Extended Legal Assistance – Commonwealth Parole)

    9 Apr 2019

    The Legal Aid NSW Board has approved Extended Legal Assistance for Commonwealth Parole matters

  • Policy Bulletin 2019 / 4 (Civil Law Policy – Forensic Patients)

    1 Mar 2019

    The Legal Aid NSW Board has approved a new policy which covers applications to the Supreme Court to extend a person’s status as a forensic patient

  • Policy Bulletin 2019 / 3 (Civil Law Policy)

    16 Jan 2019

    From 2016 through to 2018, Legal Aid NSW undertook a review of the eligibility policies. The review involved consultation with staff from the Civil Law Practice and the Grants Division. The purpose of the review was to clarify certain aspects of the policy so its application is more consistent. The CEO has now approved these policy changes.

  • Policy Bulletin 2019 / 2 (Criminal Law Policy)

    16 Jan 2019

    From 2016 through to 2018, Legal Aid NSW undertook a review of the eligibility policies. The review involved consultation with staff from the Criminal Law Practice and the Grants Division. The aspect of the review that proposed new policies relating to people experiencing domestic and family violence was approved by the Board and implemented in September. The current changes clarify certain aspects of the policy so its application is more consistent. The CEO has now approved these policy changes.

  • Policy Bulletin 2019 / 1 (Family Law Policy)

    16 Jan 2019

    From 2016 through to 2018, Legal Aid NSW undertook a review of the eligibility policies. The review involved consultation with staff from the Family Law Practice and the Grants Division. The aspect of the review that proposed new policies relating to people experiencing domestic and family violence was approved by the Board and implemented in September. The current changes clarify certain aspects of the policy so its application is more consistent. The CEO has now approved these policy changes.