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Resources and tools

This section contains a variety of information to assist you in your partnership with Legal Aid NSW.

For example, applying for aid on behalf of your client, claiming your fees and complying with Legal Aid NSW Quality Standards, policies and guidelines.

Some of the resources in this area include practice manuals, guides to claiming fees, court lists, precedents and forms. Resources specific to a particular jurisdiction are available from the menu on the left, with general resources listed below.

General resources

COVID-19 resources for practitioners

For the latest information about court processes during COVID-19 restrictions please visit:

Domestic and family violence

Early appropriate guilty pleas

The Early appropriate guilty plea reform​ commenced on 30 April 2018 and applies to all strictly indictable and elected table offences where proceedings commenced after 30 April.​​​​

Representing Aboriginal Clients

Sentencing reforms

Comprehensive reforms to sentencing in NSW commenced on 24 September 2018.

Post conviction orders

Legal Aid NSW has developed a number of resources to assist lawyers advising and appearing in matters under the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000 (NSW) and the Child Protection (Offenders Prohibition Orders) Act 2004 (NSW).

  • Child Protection Prohibition Orders (CPPOs) video resource
  • Child Protection Register and CPPOs Post LECC Review podcast
  • Child Protection Prohibition Orders Factsheet
  • Tipsheet: Tips for Local Court Practitioners addressing Contravene Extended Supervision Orders (ESO); Child Protection Register (CPR); and Child Protection Prohibition Orders (CPPOs)

Serious errors affecting persons on the Child Protection Register