Monday, July 11, 2011

LawAccess NSW

LawAccess NSW is a free and confidential government telephone service that can be contacted on 1300 888 529 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

It is a starting point for people who have a legal problem in NSW.  They can help with a range of legal problems or questions including: debt and credit, family law, neighbourhood disputes, fines and traffic offences, employment law; criminal law, domestic and family violence, consumer law, motor vehicle accidents, planning ahead (wills, powers of attorney, enduring guardianship) ...
Customer Service Officers can assist people with their legal problem by giving legal information over the telephone, referring people to other legal assistance services and, in some cases, arranging for one of the Lawaccess Lawyers to call the person to provide telephone legal advice. Lawyers can provide advice in family, civil and criminal law.

They have Aboriginal Customer Service Officers to assist Aboriginal customers.

Our priority customers for assistance include people:

  • who live in regional, rural and remote areas of NSW
  • who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • who have a disability
  • who are from a CALD background
  • who are experiencing homelessness
  • who have an urgent legal problem
Their website is also a great starting point to search for information about the law and legal issues. It includes LawAssist that provides help to people who have a legal problem in NSW and who are representing themselves in the Local Court. It explains legal procedures and forms for Local Court cases. The current topics are: Debt; Car Accidents; Apprehended violence Orders.

LawAccess Online:

LawAccess is a joint initiative of the Department of Attorney General & Justice, Legal Aid NSW, Law Society of NSW and the NSW Bar Association.

LawAccess NSW - Justice and Attorney General. Call 1300 888 529

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