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Get a lawyer to represent you

If you want a lawyer to represent you, you will need to apply for legal aid. Before you apply, we recommend getting legal advice.

To get a grant of legal aid, you must:

  • be financially eligible under our means test
  • have a legal problem which meets our guidelines, which are based on the priorities set for us by government
  • meet our merits test

You can apply for a grant of aid through a private lawyer who does legal aid work  or directly to Legal Aid Queensland.

You can get an application form:

You can use the client authority form(PDF, 204KB) to authorise another person to communicate with us about your application.

You can also contact a private lawyer who does legal aid work and ask them to help you complete an application.

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