About us


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Our organisation

Tasmania Legal Aid 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

Tasmania Legal Aid is responsible to a board of five commissioners, including the director. The chair 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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Strategic plan

Our strategic 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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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 TLA

Jobs at Tasmania Legal Aid 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.

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Quarterly report

The quarterly report is released four times each year and contains news and updates about our organisation’s services, staff and activities.

Reconciliation Action Plan

The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) affirms Tasmania Legal Aid's commitment to working with First Nations Peoples on a journey to justice.