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.
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.
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.
Tasmania Legal Aid is responsible to a board of five commissioners, including the director. The chair is Mr Patrick Lunn.
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.
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.
The annual report contains information about the services and activities of our organisation and the annual financial statements.
Jobs at Tasmania Legal Aid are posted on the Tasmanian Government job website.
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.