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Find a panel law practice

A private law practice can represent you under a legal aid grant if they are appointed to a Legal Aid NSW panel. You can search for criminal, civil, family or child protection panel lawyers by name or by postcode, suburb or town on this page. You can also find which lawyers are on specialist panels e.g. the Domestic Violence Panel, the Mental Health Panel, or the Independent Children's Lawyer Panel.

You may not necessarily get the law practice you choose from the panels list. In making its decision, Legal Aid NSW needs to apply certain policies and guidelines. You should check with your lawyer about whether they will charge for any work done for you before they apply for legal aid on your behalf.

If you need legal help please go to our Get legal help page.

If you encounter any issues with panel law practice details in the search result, please report the issue to the Service Desk at servicedesk@legalaid.nsw.gov.au. If possible, include a screenshot of the issue in your e-mail.

Issues you may encounter include the panel law practice's details not being up-to-date, the law practice you're searching for is a panel member but their details don't appear in the search result or the distance of the panel law practice's office in the search result is not accurate.