VLA’s standard grants assessment process is also known as the full assessment process. It is used to assess applications for grants of legal assistance and to decide whether VLA will provide a grant of legal assistance to a person in the following matters:
Applications for a grant of legal asssistance in any of the circumstances listed above must be made using the standard grants assessment process via ATLAS.
The main significance of the standard grants assessment process is that applications for grants of legal assistance are assessed to decide:
Note: the assisted person’s lawyer, if any, has no role in the decision-making process, other than to provide VLA with all relevant information relating to the application for the grant of legal assistance.