NSW Government Providing Free Legal Help

LawAccess NSW provides free legal help for people who have a legal problem

LawAccess NSW began operations in 2001 as a joint initiative of the Department of Justice, Legal Aid NSW, Law Society of NSW and the NSW Bar Association.

It is the starting point for people who have a legal problem in NSW.

LawAccess NSW provides free legal help for people who have a legal problem in NSW through two service channels:

• A telephone service where people calling 1300 888 529 are provided with legal information and referrals from a team of experienced information officers, and in some cases, legal advice from our team of civil, criminal and family law lawyers.
• A website, www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au, where people who have access to the Internet and who are able to self-help, can find information about a range of legal topics. This includes detailed information and guides to representing yourself in a court or tribunal.

Since 2001, LawAccess NSW has assisted over 2 million people with their legal problems and provided advice to over 200,000 people. Its website has had over 3.5 million visitors.

For more information visit http://www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au/