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.
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.
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.
The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania is responsible to a board of five commissioners, including the director. The chair of the commission is Mr Patrick Lunn.
We are funded by both Federal and State Governments.Our Commonwealth and State law programs determine the amount of money we receive.
Tasmania Legal Aid’s Strategic Plan 2020- 2023 heralds a new era for our organisation. It sets an exciting course over the next three years, strengthening our engagement with our community, and our collaboration with our partners and key stakeholders.
The annual report contains information about the services and activities of our organisation and the annual financial statements.
Our brochures are about the services we offer. They are designed for printing and display and are available for downloading as pdfs.
Our office locations and contact details. Come and see us at one of our four offices in Burnie, Devonport, Hobart or Launceston.