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Annual Report 2013 - 2014

Collaborating with our partners

Partnerships and working collaboratively are an essential element in providing client-centred services and ensuring the most efficient use of resources.

Senior lawyer and bails expert, Rebekah Rodger (second from left) with participants at a Sydney bail training session

Senior lawyer and bails expert, Rebekah Rodger (second from left) with participants at a Sydney bail training session. Legal Aid NSW held training sessions in 21 locations for over 600 lawyers to make sure that criminal defence lawyers across New South Wales understand the new Bail Act 2013. See Training and resourcing our partners.

Key measures

  • Increased the number of lawyers on panels to 4,562 – a 6% increase on last year.
  • Conducted a large number of audits and successfully sought refunds.
  • Audited more Community Legal Centres than our original target.
  • Selected to play a key role implementing a whole of government approach to reducing domestic violence.
  • Opened three new joint-service clinics in regional locations.
  • A review endorsed our Aboriginal Field Officer Program as culture changing.
  • Provided 27% more advice services than last year through the Regional Outreach Clinic Program.

Key challenge for the year ahead

Having adequate resources to ensure that relationships with partners are maintained.