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Come in for free legal advice, no appointment is required during these times. If you need representation, we can advise you and make an application for Legal Aid.

Criminal Court Duty Lawyer

At the Magistrates Court the Duty Lawyer can help you with information about what happens in court and what you have been charged with.

If you have been served with a summons the Duty Lawyer can help you understand what it means. If you are eligible for a grant of legal aid the Duty Lawyer may be able to appear for you.

The Duty Lawyer will appear for you if you have been arrested and wish to apply for bail.

At the court, look for the Duty Lawyer signs or ask a member of the court staff to put you in contact with the Duty Lawyer.

This service is free.

Family Court Duty Lawyer

At the Family Court anyone can ask for the Duty Lawyer for information about what happens in court and how to prepare for court. The Duty Lawyer can give free advice and may, in limited circumstances provide assistance with preparing documents. This service is free.

If there is a dispute about children or property or if you have received a divorce application and you need some advice, please speak to the Duty Lawyer. For details regarding the Duty Lawyers availability see the Family Law Duty Lawyer Service brochure.

Family Violence - Safe at Home

The Safe at Home Lawyer can provide free advice, assistance and representation to victims of family violence in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.

The Safe at Home Lawyer can also provide appropriate referrals to the Court Support Liaison Service, the Family Violence Counselling & Support Service and the Police Victim Safety Response Teams.

Civil Advice and Minor Assistance

We can provide you with free advice and some assistance to better represent yourself in a civil claim, where you might be a claimant or a defendant.

The lawyer can help you write a letter to negotiate a settlement or ask someone to pay for damage they have caused. The lawyer can explain the court process and procedure in simple terms.

Community Legal Education and Information

Community education and information sessions are run by our lawyers. The sessions are statewide, free of charge and can be tailored to suit the needs or interests of your particular group.

Call 1300 366 611 to book a session.

Debt Problems

The Consumer Credit Lawyer can provide advice and minor assistance to people with financial difficulties. The lawyer can tell you about your rights and responsibilities and give you advice if you are being sued by your creditors.

Mental Health Lawyer

The Mental Health Lawyer can represent the rights of individuals with mental health issues, especially in cases where they may be detained and/or medically treated against their will.

Free Walk In Legal Advice

Come in for free legal advice. If you need representation, we can advise you and make an application for Legal Aid.

Hobart office

Monday to Friday
10:30am to 2:00pm
158 Liverpool Street Hobart TAS 7000

Launceston office

Monday to Friday
10:30am to 1:00pm
64 Cameron Street Launceston TAS 7250

Devonport office

Monday and Wednesday
12:30pm to 1:30pm
8 Griffith Street Devonport TAS 7310

Burnie office

Tuesday and Thursday
12:30pm to 1:30pm
50 Alexander Street Burnie TAS 7320

For free legal advice call 1300 366 611

Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
and speak directly to a lawyer

or find us on the web: www.legalaid.tas.gov.au

Last updated: 07/12/2017