Family violence & cross-examination scheme

Last updated: 14/12/2020

From 10 September 2019, personal cross-examination can be banned by a court in Family Law proceedings where allegations of family violence have been made and certain criteria met.
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NDIS Appeals

Last updated: 15/06/2021

Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania can help with NDIS appeals.

Safe at home

Last updated: 06/01/2021

The safe at home program protects and supports victims of family violence.

Apply for legal aid

Last updated: 14/12/2021

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.

Legal representation

Last updated: 21/07/2015

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.

Consumer credit

Last updated: 22/06/2017

The consumer credit lawyer is able to 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.

Get help in your own language

Last updated: 17/07/2015

We will arrange for an interpreter free of charge. This is available when telephoning our legal advice line or when attending our clinic advice sessions.