Guideline 9 – hearings under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act

Guideline 9 – hearings under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) may make a grant of legal assistance to a person for a hearing under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 if the matter meets the State reasonableness test.

Documentary requirements

Applications under this guideline are only made by the standard grants assessment process.

A member of the section 29A practitioner panel seeking a grant of legal assistance should submit an application and copies of any relevant documents for assessment via ATLAS.

VLA does not apply the means test to an application for a grant of legal assistance in a hearing under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act.