What is Legal Aid?
Legal Aid is a Victorian government-funded service that provides assistance to people who can’t afford legal representation. Victoria Legal Aid pay for your lawyer through a ‘grant of legal assistance’. These grants are limited, so there are guidelines to determine eligibility for the grant, but most are granted on criminal or family law matters.
Authorised to Represent Criminal Cases on Legal Aid
Slades & Parsons provide criminal defence privately and, in some cases, on Legal Aid funding. We do not take on criminal cases pro bono.
Slades & Parsons is a member of the Summary Crime and Indictable Crime Victoria Legal Aid Section 29A Panels, making us among Victoria Legal Aid’s preferred criminal law firms. We are authorised to take on Legal Aid cases in the Magistrates’ Court, the County Court, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.
We can represent clients on Legal Aid funding on any criminal offences punishable by imprisonment, provided they are eligible under the Victoria Legal Aid guidelines.
Find out if you are eligible for Victoria Legal Aid’s ‘grant of assistance’ by contacting us today. We can help determine your eligibility and provide you with the next steps in applying for a grant.
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