Guideline 4 – equal opportunity and discrimination

Guideline 4 – equal opportunity and discrimination

Assistance for certain matters if substantial benefit

Subject to Commonwealth civil law guideline 1.3, Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) may make a grant of legal assistance to a person for an equal opportunity or discrimination case arising under Commonwealth law if there is a is a real prospect of substantial benefit being gained by the applicant for assistance.

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Documentary requirements

Applications under this guideline can only be submitted via the standard grants assessment process.

A member of the section 29A practitioner panel or section 30 referral panel seeking a grant of legal assistance should submit an application via ATLAS for assessment, including all of the following documents:

  • after referring to guideline 4 and all available material, the lawyer’s assessment and documentation that shows there is a real prospect of benefit being gained by the person applying for the grant of legal assistance
  • reference to how the matter meets the Commonwealth merits test
  • relevant proof of means.