Legal Aid NSW is a state-wide organisation providing legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged people across NSW. We deliver legal services in most areas of criminal, family and civil law. Find out more about our services.
Our services are provided through our Central Sydney office and 23 regional offices. Legal Aid NSW employs approximately 1000 staff.
Legal Aid NSW delivers legal services in partnership with the private legal profession through grants of legal aid. In 2014-2015 private lawyers represented 41.8% of legal aid clients. We work closely with our partners including LawAccess NSW, Community Legal Centres and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service NSW/ACT.
To learn more about how we meet the needs of our diverse clients see our Statement of Commitment 2013-2015, Aboriginal Services Employment and Partnerships Plan, our Reconciliation Action Plan, our Diversity Action Plan, and our Elder Abuse Strategy 2018-19.
The long-term strategic direction of Legal Aid NSW is overseen by a Board, appointed by the Attorney General. The day-to-day management is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer, assisted by a Senior Executive.
Our services include:
- Free confidential face to face legal advice on most legal issues. Find a Legal Aid NSW advice service near you.
- Legal representation for eligible clients, provided through duty services and case grants for ongoing representation
- Family dispute resolution services to parties in a family law dispute
- Free workshops and webinars for the public and community organisations
- Free legal information written in plain English to help people resolve their legal problems
- Specialist services for particular groups in the community.