You can apply for legal aid through either the Legal Aid Commission or through a private lawyer. To apply through the Legal Aid Commission, simply come into one of our clinic advice sessions in Burnie, Devonport, Launceston or Hobart. You don’t need an appointment. To find out the times and days in your area see clinic advice information. To apply through a private lawyer, make an appointment with a lawyer of your choice.
We can provide legal representation for family law, family violence, criminal law and mental health matters (mental health tribunal or guardianship board.) If you need advice on a civil matter then contact our telephone advice service.
The information contained on this page is not legal advice. If you have a legal problem you should talk to a lawyer before making a decision about what to do.
For free and confidential legal advice, please call our telephone advice service on 1300 366 611 Monday to Friday 9am–5pm.
The information on this page is written for people resident in, or affected by, the laws of Tasmania, Australia only.
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