Appeals from Refusals of Aid
Where an application for legal assistance is refused or granted subject to conditions, the applicant may, within fourteen days after receiving notification appeal against the decision. The applicant's lawyer or other professionals assisting the applicant may provide a letter in support of the appeal. The Commission's Client Relations Coordinator may also be able to assist clients with appeals. The appeal is initially reconsidered by the assigning officer and if the original decision is upheld, it is referred to the Commissioners. If the client's circumstances have changed, then it may be worthwhile to reapply for legal aid.
If anyone has a complaint about the Commission, they can contact the Client Relations Coordinator on (08)8111 5596 or through email LSCClientRelations@lsc.sa.gov.au
The Client Relations Coordinator can also provide assistance in lodging appeals against refusals of aid and help to identify other sources of assistance.