About Us

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. For more information on how we can help you, see Legal AdviceWhat We Do or Contact us to find more about how we can help you.

Our Mission is to promote a just society in the Australian Capital Territory by:

  • ensuring that vulnerable and disadvantaged people receive the legal services they need to assert or defend their rights;
  • developing an improved community understanding of the law; and
  • seeking reform of laws that adversely affect those we assist.

We achieve this purpose by delivering a range of high quality legal aid services through our staff and professional partners in a caring manner that respects diversity and promotes confidence in the legal system.


Legal Aid ACT acknowledges the generous support of Victoria Legal Aid in providing content for this website.