What we do

Legal Aid ACT helps people in the ACT with their legal problems, especially people who are socially or economically disadvantaged. We can help in criminal law, family law and some civil law matters.

We offer free and confidential legal advice, assistance, information and referrals to everyone in the community.

We have lawyers on duty at the ACT Magistrates Court, Children’s Court and Family Court. They will give you advice and help if it is urgent without an appointment.

We offer grants to help pay for ongoing legal costs if you cannot afford a private lawyer.

We provide free legal information through our publications and Community Legal Education workshops.

We have specialist domestic and family violence lawyers who are available to provide you with free legal help every day of the week regardless of your income or property.

We provide Family Dispute Resolution services with the aim of resolving family law disputes out of court.

We offer free legal information and advice if you have an immigration problem. 

We can provide additional non-legal support through our Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Cultural Liaison Officer and Family Violence Officer.

We provide legal assistance to older people in the community who are experiencing problems with a range of legal issues.

We offer free and confidential legal services for young people between the ages of 12 – 25.

Important answers to commonly asked questions.

The Family Law Pathways Network is an inclusive network for professionals working with separated or separating families.