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For legal aid to be granted for representation in extradition proceedings the following tests must be satisfied:
Applicants seeking a grant of legal assistance should forward all of the following documents for assessment:
Practitioners seeking a grant of legal assistance should electronically submit an application for aid via the Grants Online system along with:
Practitioners must also ensure that following documents are retained on file:
When applying the merits test to applications relating to extradition proceedings Legal Aid Queensland will consider the benefit of legal representation for the client, and the State (in the assistance with the administration of justice).
The following factors will be considered:
Representation for extradition proceedings will be provided on an in-house basis unless there is a conflict of interest.
The grant of aid to prepare and attend extradition proceedings in the Magistrates court is EXT1
An extension of aid may be available for counsel in extradition proceedings provided the merits test and the counsel in civil law guidelines are met. The grant of aid is EXT2.
A decision to refuse legal aid for this type of matter may be appealed to the external review officer (refer to review of decisions).