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Get legal help - Easy English

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How to use this booklet

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This information is written in an easy to read way. We use pictures to explain some ideas.

This Easy English document is a summary of another document.

This document is about how you can get legal help.

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You can find the other document on our website at www.legalaid.qld.gov.au

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You can ask for help to read this document. A friend or family member or support person may be able to help you.

Do you have a legal problem?

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There are many types of legal problems we can help with.

For example

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  • domestic and family violence
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  • your ex-partner or children
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  • if you are in trouble with the police
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  • money
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  • if you have to go to court
 
  • if people are not treating you fairly.

If we cannot help you then we will tell you about other people who can help.

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To get legal help call our legal information line on 1300 65 11 88. You will be charged the cost of a local call.

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It will cost more if you call from a mobile.

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The legal information line is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

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The legal information line may be busy when you call. Please wait. We will answer your call as soon as we can.

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We can give you an interpreter if you need one.

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If you have a hearing impairment, you can call us using the National Relay Service. 

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When you call us a client information officer will listen to your legal problem.

If your problem is serious, a lawyer can give you legal advice.

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Our lawyers will listen to your story and explain what you can do.

You can also talk to a lawyer at our office.

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Legal advice is private. We will not tell your story to anyone.

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Bring letters or forms about your legal problem to your legal advice appointment.

Our lawyers are also at court to help people who have not talked to a lawyer yet. These are called duty lawyers.

We also help people to learn about the law.

You can find more information at

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Website Click here
or www.legalaid.qld.gov.au
Phone 1300 65 11 88

Your local Legal Aid Queensland office

Click here to see a list of Legal Aid office locations.

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