Victoria Legal Aid

Handbook for lawyers


About the handbook

The VLA Handbook for lawyers sets out how apply for a grant of legal assistance and the guidelines and conditions of receiving a grant. It also explains the payment structure for private lawyers who perform legal aid work.

Archived versions

For versions of the Handbook prior to these changes see archived versions of the Handbook.

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Latest updates

On 1 June 2018 Victoria Legal Aid made changes to the youth crime guidelines and fees. For more detailed information about the changes, read Fee and guidelines changes for Youth Crime lawyers.

View Archived versions of the Handbook.

Apply for a grant

ATLAS is our online system for practitioners to lodge and track applications for grants of legal assistance, extensions of assistance and claims.

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