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Trials in the Children’s Court of Queensland, District or Supreme Courts are deemed specified proceedings under guideline 1 – specified and non-specified criminal proceedings and are not subject to the merit test.
For legal aid to be granted for a trial in the Children’s Court of Queensland, District or Supreme Courts the following test must be satisfied:
If the applicant has:
Applicants seeking a grant of legal assistance should forward all of the following documents for assessment:
Preferred Suppliers seeking a grant of legal assistance should electronically submit an application for aid via the Grants Online system along with:
The following documents should be retained on the practitioners file but may be requested by Legal Aid Queensland:
Legal aid may not be sought for a matter in the superior courts until the conclusion of the committal proceedings.
A decision to refuse legal aid for this type of matter may be appealed to the external review officer (refer to review of decisions).