The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania is a statutory body set up by the Legal Aid Commission Act 1990 (Tas). We commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania operates at arms-length from Government but is accountable to the Minister for Justice. We are the largest government-funded legal assistance service in Tasmania and we play a central role in providing access to justice for disadvantaged Tasmanians. The Commission is governed by a Board of five and has a staff of 64 full-time employees.
The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania seeks to deliver a range of high-quality legal services to needy Tasmanian's. Our vision is for a safer and fairer Tasmania through enhanced access to justice. We strive to achieve this by:
- Ensuring that the right people can access legal services;
- Delivering high-quality legal services to our clients;
- Providing the right mix of information, advice, and representation services;
- Supporting an effective and efficient court system; and
- Using taxpayers’ funds appropriately.
The values that drive our choices are:
- Integrity – we act ethically at all times;
- Professionalism – we provide high-quality services;
- Efficiency – we use taxpayers’ resources responsibly and we pursue continuous improvement;
- Fairness – we ensure equitable access to the right services.