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Older people's legal service

What can we do for you?

We can give you free legal advice over the phone or meet with you in person.  We can also provide minor assistance to help you resolve your legal issue.  We can provide free representation on some matters.

Can I make an appointment to see a lawyer?

Yes, you can make an appointment to come and see us or for our specialist Older People’s Lawyer to call you at a convenient time.  In some cases, we can come to visit you. To phone a lawyer, call 1300 366 611 or come and see a lawyer at one of our clinics. We also run a clinic in the community at COTA once a month.

Does it cost anything?

No, this is a free service.

Who can access the Older People's Legal Service?

Any person aged 65 years or over can access the Older People’s Legal Service. Phone one of our lawyers if you have any concerns, even if you are not yet 65.

Can we help concerned friends, carers and relatives?

We can provide general telephone and clinic advice to a concerned friend, carer or relative but our main focus is to assist older people directly.

Where do I go if Legal Aid can't represent me in court?

Where Legal Aid can’t provide you with representation, we will refer you to a private lawyer who will charge a fee for their service.  Or we can help you apply for a free lawyer to the Law Society Pro Bono Referral Service.

Free community education and information

We can come and talk to your group or organisation about legal issues relevant to older people.

 

Last updated: 20/07/2018