New South Wales has a new 'one stop shop' providing access to legal services and assistance. LawAccess NSW was launched by the Attorney General of NSW, the Hon Bob Debus MP, on 17 June 2002.
The Bar Association is one of the founding partners in the initiative, together with the NSW Attorney General's Department, the NSW Legal Aid Commission and the Law Society of NSW. In addition to the founding partners, the Combined Community Legal Centres and Public Interest Advocacy Centre are on the LawAccess NSW board.
LawAccess NSW is a free service providing a single point of access to legal and related assistance services in New South Wales. The service helps customers to find the information and services that are best able to assist with legal problems and questions. LawAccess NSW is available to all NSW residents but is particularly aimed at people who have difficulty accessing traditional community and government legal services such as people in regional and isolated areas and people with disabilities.
LawAccess Online is designed to provide customers with quick and easy access to plain language legal information and assistance services. The service indexes resources from over 100 justice sector organisations and currently holds over 1500 plain languages factsheets, including resources in community languages. Customers can use a legal topic index to find resources on different areas of the law such as family law, drink driving and domestic violence or search for resources by language, keyword and various other methods.
Contact LawAccess NSW for legal information, referrals and in some cases advice on
1300 888 529
1300 889 529 TTY
or visit LawAccess Online at: