Many private lawyers do legal aid work with VLA’s assistance. In these circumstances, VLA pays the lawyer. Ask about applying for legal assistance when you make an appointment with a lawyer.
The Law Institute of Victoria operates the Find a Lawyer Legal Referral Formal delivery of legal documents to a person to tell them there are court proceedings against them which they must defend, or to make sure a witness in a case knows when they have to go to court to give evidence.. Through this program, a client is referred to an appropriate lawyer (i.e. a lawyer who practises in the specific area of law you need help with). The lawyer provides the first 30 minutes free of (1) A statement giving the details of a crime an accused person is claimed to have committed. (2) A personal property security. (3) A judge’s directions to a jury at the end of a case.. Normal fees are charged after the first 30 minutes, or if additional work needs to be done on your behalf.
To get a referral to see a lawyer, contact:
Law Institute of Victoria’s Find a Lawyer Legal Referral Service
Tel: 9607 9550