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Annual Report 2012 - 2013

Collaborating with our partners

More effective working relationships with other service providers

Major achievements

  • Increased the number of lawyers on panels to 4,290 – 9.5% more than last year.
  • Initiated a review of our panel lawyer audits in response to changing business practices.
  • Participated in State Government Domestic and Family Violence Reforms and NSW Domestic Violence Justice Strategy.
  • Set up new legal outreach clinics in the remote Aboriginal communities of Toomelah and Boggabilla.
  • Established through independent evaluation that the Cooperative Legal Service Delivery Program has strong stakeholder support.
  • Held a successful series of Aboriginal Cultural Competency workshops for private lawyers working with Aboriginal clients.

Legal Aid NSW and ALS staff

Legal Aid NSW and the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Ltd celebrated National Reconciliation Week together, and signed a new Statement of Commitment. Photo: Penny Clay