New Way Lawyers - Corinda

Corinda

About Us
Welcome

Welcome to New Way Lawyers, Australia's first non profit law firm. Here you will find information about who we are, what we do and what we stand for.

New Way Lawyers is a law firm with a difference.

We believe that people are more important than profit.

We demonstrate our commitment to people rather than profit by operating as a non-profit law firm.


Our Vision & Values

Our Vision:

New Way Lawyers has a vision that the practice of law will become more about people and less about profit.

We will realise this vision by operating as a non-profit law firm so that fees for legal services are more affordable.

We will also realise this vision by placing a greater focus on the emotional needs of individuals facing legal problems.


Our Values:

Equality

We will provide services to all individuals regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation and disability

Respect

We will treat all individuals with respect and dignity

Compassion

We will act with empathy and sensitivity

Integrity

We will act honestly and ethically in all matters

Empowerment

We will enable people to care for themselves and others


Our Services

Justice Of the Peace

  • Certifying true copies
  • Witnessing statutory declarations
  • Witnessing affidavits
  • Witnessing traffic infringement notices

Estate Law Services

  • preparing wills
  • power of attorney documents
  • advanced health care directives
  • binding death nominations
  • obtaining a grant of probate for a deceased estate
  • deceased estate
  • contesting a will
  • family provision claims

Family Law

  • separation and divorce
  • parenting arrangements
  • breaches and contraventions of parenting arrangements
  • child support arrangements
  • property settlement
  • spousal support
  • consent orders

Domestic Violence

  • defending an application for a protection order
  • applying for or registering a protection order
  • varying the terms of an existing protection order

Our Structure

New Way Lawyers is a non-profit law firm.

We are not motivated by profit or financial gain because there are no shareholders or partners in our organisation.

There is also no financial benefit for individuals that serve on our board of directors.

This means that our services are more affordable because the purpose of our fees is simply to cover costs not to generate profit.


Our constitution provides full details of our structure. A copy of our constitution is available from ASIC or from our office.


FAQs
If you are a non-profit organisation why do you charge for services?
We do not receive grants or funding from the government. While we do receive a small amount of donations from organisations and individuals, these donations do not fully cover our operating costs. As we are unable to fully cover our costs through funding, grants or donations our costs are passed on. While our services are not free they are affordable. Any cost that we pass on is the actual cost of providing the service. There is no additional revenue or profit component built into our costs
How is New Way Lawyers different to other Law Firms?
In some ways New Way Lawyers is no different to other law firms. Like other law firms we provide high quality legal services and are required to comply with the professional standards imposed by legislation, such as the Legal Profession Act 2007. However there is one major difference between New Way Lawyers and other law firms. We operate on a non-profit basis while other law firms operate on a commercial basis. This allows us to focus on people rather than profit.
How is New Way Lawyers different to Legal Aid?
New Way Lawyers has no association with Legal Aid. One notable difference between Legal Aid and New Way Lawyers is that Legal Aid has a means test to determine eligibility for services whereas New Way Lawyers does not have a means test. New Way Lawyers provides affordable legal services to all individuals.
Does New Way Lawyers accept Legal Aid Cases?
New Way Lawyers is not a Legal Aid Preferred Supplier and is therefore unable to accept Legal Aid Cases