About us

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Our organisation

The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania is a statutory body set up by the Legal Aid Commission Act 1990 (Tas). We commenced operation in 1991 and are the largest government-funded legal assistance service in Tasmania.

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What we do

We provide legal advice, representation, family dispute resolution services and legal education to the Tasmanian community. Our focus is on economically and socially disadvantaged Tasmanians.

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Our reach

Our services have a deep reach into the Tasmanian community. We help large numbers of Tasmanians through our telephone advice service and our many face-to-face services.

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Our board

The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania is responsible to a board of five commissioners, including our director Dr Graham Hill. The chair of the commission is Mr Patrick Lunn.

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How we are funded

We are funded by both Federal and State Governments.Our Commonwealth and State law programs determine the amount of money we receive.

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Corporate plan

Our corporate plan is a dynamic document that we will adapt as circumstances change. We welcome your comments and feedback as we refine the plan over time.

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Annual reports

The annual report contains information about the services and activities of our organisation and the annual financial statements.

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Brochures

Our brochures are about the services we offer. They are designed for printing and display and are available for downloading as pdfs.

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Jobs at LACT

Jobs at the Legal Aid Commission are posted on the Tasmanian Government job website.

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Contact us

Our office locations and contact details. Come and see us at one of our four offices in Burnie, Devonport, Hobart or Launceston.