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

Effective 1 November 2018, changes in fee structures to ensure lawyers are effectively preparing for family law litigation and mediation conferences. 

For more information about the changes, 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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