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

From 1 September 2020, the Assignments team underwent a restructure. The new name is Grants and Quality Assurance and is now organised into three teams: Stakeholder Relations, Legal Assessments, Quality Assurance.

For full details 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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