For Lawyers

This section contains a complete reference for legal practitioners on all aspects of legal aid. It contains comprehensive coverage on applying for aid, eligibility for aid, conditions of aid and payment for legal aid work. It also includes application forms, criminal law proforma letters and cost scales. Explore the links below to learn more.

To apply for a grant of legal aid complete the online application here.

If you need help filling out the online application form or loading a saved application form you can access the online form help-guide here.

If you are unable to complete the online application form you may download an application for legal aid here.

Please note
that the Commission's legal aid application form has been updated.  A number of revisions means some additional information is now required.

Notices to Practitioners


Guide to Legal Aid

Disaster Legal Relief Register

The local legal profession is supporting the roll-out of a pro-bono legal assistance project that will assist South Australians in time of crisis or natural disaster. Voluntary practitioners are sought to register and be on call to provide legal asistance in the event of a State emergency.

Cost Scales & Disbursements

Practitioner Forms

See also: Forms and Letters  - practitioner resource page

Family Dispute Resolution Forms



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