What is the role of Legal Aid Queensland?

What is the role of Legal Aid Queensland?

Legal Aid Queensland (LAQ) is a statutory authority that provides legal information, advice, and representation to financially disadvantaged Queenslanders. It specialises in criminal, family, and civil law. LAQ’s information and advice services are free to all Queenslanders.

Is legal representation a legal right in Australia?

Unlike the USA, there is no right to free legal representation in Australia. We must either pay a lawyer to represent us, qualify for assistance such as Legal Aid or remain unrepresented. In fact, court cases have confirmed that people charged with criminal offences are not entitled to state-funded represented.

How to contact Legal Aid Queensland for help?

For general administrative inquiries, legal information, referrals and advice bookings, call 1300 65 11 88. If you need an interpreter call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50. Ask them to connect you to Legal Aid Queensland. This is a free service.

What are the legal aid standards for family law?

Family law duty lawyer service E2. The client E3. The duty lawyer E4. Arrival/departure time & breaks E5. Security E6. Intake E7. Interpreters E8. Client service E9. Instructions and advice E10. Parameters of service E11. Appeals E12. Administrative requirements E13. Applications for legal aid E14. Managing conflict EA1.

What are the administrative requirements for legal aid?

Administrative requirements E13. Applications for legal aid E14. Managing conflict EA1. Family Advocacy and Support Services – matter in court that day EA2. “Personal safety” section of form EA3. How FASS differs from the standard FLDL service

What kind of problems can legal aid help with?

We provide legal help for criminal, family and civil law problems. Some problems we can help with include: You’ve separated or divorced and need help working out where the children will live, how to divide your assets or child support issues. You’ve experienced violence in your relationships.

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