General federal law: Find a lawyer

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It is advisable to obtain legal advice before you make a decision about what to do or apply to the Court. A lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities. They can also explain how the law applies to your case.

You can get legal advice from a:

  • legal aid office
  • community legal centre, or
  • private law firm.

Court staff are not permitted by law to give you legal advice and cannot refer you to a private lawyer.

The list below gives contact details of organisations that might be able to provide free or low-cost legal advice or assistance or the services of a lawyer. Listing the organisations below is not an endorsement of material on those sites, or of any associated organisation, product or service.