Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) may make a grant of legal assistance to a witness subpoenaed to appear before either:
Assistance may be provided where legal assistance will assist the witness to understand the process and their legal rights and obligations.
Any financially associated person is exempted from the means test where the supply of financial information will require the witness to breach the secrecy provisions of the relevant legislation.
Applications under this guideline can only be submitted via the standard grants assessment process.
Lawyers with any queries about an application under this guideline should contact VLA’s Legal and Policy Unit.