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.

Please note that the Commission's Legal Aid Application form has been updated and can be downloaded as a PDF.  A number of revisions means some additional information is now required.

2016 Legal Services Commission Conference - 23 September

Practitioners are reminded that bookings for the 2016 Commission Conference can now be made.

A number of full and half day ticketing options are available with a variety of CPD points available for those attending the 23 September sessions programmed. 

Click here to register and for 2016 Conference program details.


Notices to Practitioners


Guide to Legal Aid



Cost Scales & Disbursements

Practitioner Forms

See also: Forms and Letters

Disaster Legal Relief Register

The local legal profession is now being approched to support 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.

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