Legal Assistance Sector Directory


This section provides details of organisations in NSW that provide legal or other forms of assistance. It also provides details of other organisations which provide services to disadvantaged people and communities.

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Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT (ALS)
Head Office
1B
619 Elizabeth Street
Redfern, New South Wales 2016

T: (02) 8303 6699
W: www.alsnswact.org.au
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The ALS provides legal advice and assistance to Aboriginal people from 22 offices across NSW and the ACT in the following areas of law: criminal law, family law, children’s care and protection services and civil law.

Solicitors from Legal Aid NSW visit ALS offices on a regular basis...

Anti-Discrimination Board NSW
T: (02) 9268 5555
T: 1800 670 812 (for callers outside Sydney metro)
Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS)
Address
Level 2
619 Elizabeth Street
Redfern, New South Wales 2016

T: (02) 9310 6200
W: www.acoss.org.au
E: info@acoss.org.au
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Australian Human Rights Commission
T: (02) 9284 9600
T: Complaints Infoline 1300 656 419
Bar Association Duty Barrister Scheme
T: (02) 9232 4055
W: www.nswbar.asn.au
E: legalassist@nswbar.asn.au

One of the Bar Association’s longest standing pro bono schemes is the Duty Barrister Scheme at the Downing Centre, which provides assistance in both the District and Local Courts.

The duty barrister, either at the request of the court or direct by members of the public, can appear i...

Bar Association Legal Assistance Referral Scheme (LARS)
T: (02) 9232 4055
W: www.nswbar.asn.au
E: legalassist@nswbar.asn.au

The Bar Association runs LARS under which a person may obtain legal assistance from members of the Bar.

Consideration of an application is a three-stage process:

  • First stage: LARS considers the application. Applications will automatically be refused if the ...
Community Justice Centres
Address
Level 5
Parramatta Justice Precinct
160 Marsden Street
Parramatta, New South Wales 2150

T: 1800 990 777
W: www.cjc.nsw.gov.au
E: cjc_sydney@agd.nsw.gov.au
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Council of Social Services of NSW (NCOSS)
Council of Social Services of NSW (NCOSS)
66 Albion Street
Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010

T: 02 9211 2599
W: www.ncoss.org.au
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The Council of Social Service of New South Wales (NCOSS) is the peak body for the social and community services sector in New South Wales. NCOSS plays a coordination, advocacy, policy development, leadership and information role for the social and community services sector in New South Wales. In ...

District Court of New South Wales Legal Assistance Scheme

The court makes referrals for legal assistance under Part 28C of the NSW District Court Rules.

Law Firms, Barristers and others accepting work on a pro bono basis

 

Law Firms

The most common models of pro bono practice are:

  • In-firm pro bono: cli...
Family Relationship Centres
T: Advice Line - Freecall 1800 050 321
Federal Court Legal Assistance Scheme
W: www.fedcourt.gov.au
Federal Magistrates Court Legal Assistance Scheme
Prothonotary


W: www.nswbar.asn.au

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The Court can refer a party to a registrar for referral to a lawyer on the pro bono panel under Part 12 of the Federal Magistrates Court Rules. Registrars in each registry of the court maintain lists of lawyers who agree to participate in the scheme.

 

Supreme Court of New So...

Law and Justice Foundation of NSW
Address
Level 14
130 Pitt Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

W: www.lawfoundation.net.au
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The Foundation is an independent statutory body working to improve access to justice in NSW, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people.

Grants Program

The foundation has 2 grant programs which are for one-off projects in areas such as community legal educatio...

Services provided by Law & Justice Foundation include:

  • Advice about publishing including finding out what already exists, planning a project and sourcing writers, editors etc.
  • Assistance with finding out about existing legal needs research
  • Plain Language Law Newsletter and search engine to find what is available
  • Justice Awards
Law Society of NSW
Address
170 Phillip Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

T: 02 9926 0333
W: www.lawsociety.com.au
E: lawsociety@lawsociety.com.au
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The Society has two primary areas of responsibility, namely that occupied by its statutory obligations and that which comprises its representative functions under its Memorandum of Association.  The Society’s objectives are the following:

  • To consider, originate and promo...
Law Society Pro Bono Scheme (Pro Bono Scheme)
T: (02) 9926 0364
W: www.lawsociety.com.au
E: probonoscheme@lawsocnsw.asn.au

The Law Society operates the Pro Bono Scheme for eligible members of the community who cannot afford the cost of a solicitor and who are not eligible for Legal Aid.

The Law Society contributes to the Pro Bono Scheme by providing and funding its infrastructure requirements. The Public Purp...

LawAccess New South Wales
T: 1300 888 529
T: TTY: 1300 889 529
W: www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au

LawAccess NSW (LawAccess) is a free government telephone service for people who have a legal problem in New South Wales.

The Customer Service Officers at LawAccess can give legal information to assist callers, arrange for one of the Legal Officers to give the caller legal advice over the ...

Legal Aid
Bankstown
Level 8, Civic Tower
Cnr Rickard Rd & Jacobs Sts
Bankstown, New South Wales 2200

Blacktown
'Kildare Court' Level 2
Suites 36 & 37
13 Kildare Road
Blacktown, New South Wales 2148

Burwood
Level 4
74-76 Burwood Road
Burwood, New South Wales 2134

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T: 02 9219 5000
T: 1800 451 784 for regional callers
W: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au
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Legal Aid NSW is established under the Legal Aid Commission Act 1979 (NSW). It is an independent statutory body that provides free legal advice, court representation, and grants for Legal Aid lawyers or private solicitors to socially and economically disadvantaged people.

Ten Board Member...

Legal Information Access Centres (LIAC)
T: (02) 9273 1558
W: sl.nsw.gov.au
National Pro Bono Resource Centre
Address
Level 1, Law Centres Precinct
Law School
University of New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales 2052

T: 02 9385 7381
T: 02 9385 7381
W: www.nationalprobono.org.au
E: info@nationalprobono.org.au
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New South Wales Attorney General's Department
Address
160 Marsden Street
Parramatta, New South Wales 2150

T: (02) 8688 7777
W: www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au
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NSW Bar Association

The New South Wales Bar Association is a voluntary association of practising barristers. Its aims, as expressed in its Constitution, include:

  • to promote the administration of justice;
  • to promote, maintain and improve the interests and standards of local practising barrist...
NSW Legal Assistance Forum (NLAF)

The NSW Legal Assistance Forum (NLAF) is a coalition promoting collaboration and coordination in the development of legal services for socially and economically disadvantaged people in NSW.  It includes the peak representative bodies with responsibility for the delivery of legal services and...

NSW Ombudsman's Office
Address
Level 24
580 George Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

T: (02) 9286 1000
T: 1800 451 524 (for callers outside Sydney metro)
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Office of Fair Trading
Head Office
1 Fitzwilliam St
Parramatta, New South Wales 2150

Registry of Co-operatives & Associations
154 Russell Street
Bathurst, New South Wales 2795

T: 13 32 20
W: www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au
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Provides funding for the Tenants Advice and Advocacy Program (TAAP). The program provides funding to non profit organisations to provide information, community education, advice and advocacy services to public and private tenants in New South Wales.

The Office of Fair Trading produces a w...

Office of the Legal Services Commissioner
Address
Level 9
75 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

T: (02) 9377 1800
T: 1800 242 958
E: olsc@agd.nsw.gov.au
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Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH)
T: 02 9114 1793
W: pilchnsw.org.au
E: info@pilchnsw.org.au

PILCH is a membership-based organisation that receives, assesses and refers requests for pro bono legal advice and assistance from members of the public, CLCs, Law Access NSW, Legal Aid NSW and not-for-profit organisations to its members.  Of particular note is the fact that PILCH can assist...

Shopfront Legal Centre
Address
356 Victoria St
Darlinghurst, New South Wales 2010

T: (02) 9322 4808
T: 0418 407 290 (for urgent legal advice after hours note we do not provide a 24-hour hotline)
W: www.theshopfront.org
E: shopfront@freehills.com
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Free legal service for homeless and disadvantaged young people aged 25 and under. The Shopfront is a joint project of Mission Australia's Sydney City Mission, the Salvation Army and Freehills. They give legal advice to young people and represent them in court, educate young people about thei...

The Solicitor Referral Service
T: (02) 9926 0300
T: 1800 422 713 (for callers outside Sydney metro)
E: ererral@lawsocnsw.gov.au

The Solicitor Referral Service of the Law Society of New South Wales helps members of the public find a private firm of solicitors or accredited specialists in specific areas of law. The Solicitor Referral Service pivots around a unique referral database of more than 1,400 law firms which enables...