Family law matters take majority of Legal Aid funding in Australia, report finds

Family law matters account for 96 per cent of all Commonwealth funded matters for Legal Aid Commissions in Australia, a ground-breaking new report looking at…

Great Expectations • part one

This four part series explores the challenges faced in creating sustainable legal career paths for all. Practitioners at various ages and stages of their careers…

‘An inland tsunami’: Solicitors on frontline of Central West flooding

As flood waters recede across the NSW Central West and residents begin to confront the colossal rebuild, legal questions relating to insurance and financial hardship…

Monique Hitter’s vision for Legal Aid

More than 20 years after landing “in exactly the right place” at Legal Aid, Monique Hitter is the new CEO

Best practice standards for representing Aboriginal clients

Legal Aid’s helpful guide provides guidance on issues impacting representation of Aboriginal clients.  

Inside our legal aid crisis

Fees for solicitors doing legal aid work have been stagnant for more than 10 years while the number and complexity of cases has increased. It’s…

The latest developments in Law Society advocacy & law reform: June 2018

The Law Society’s Policy and Practice team brings you a wrap-up of the most important issues of the moment.

Radical plans for a hostile environment

As the Law Council of Australia reviews access to justice via its Justice Project, the UK’s recently released Bach Commission report recommends drastic action to…

Meet the refugee lawyers: reaching out to help

By the middle of this year, the number of refugees who will have moved to NSW this financial year will swell to 10,500 due to…

Flying solo

The number of people representing themselves in court is growing, with more than one in three people appearing without a lawyer in some courts.