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START OF Policies and procedures
START OF Grants Handbook
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START OF Criminal law
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For legal aid to be granted for an ex officio plea the following tests must be satisfied:
If the applicant has:
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:
The following documents are retained on file:
It is open to an accused to bypass the committal proceeding and consent to the presentation of an indictment in either the district or Supreme Court. Where both parties consent, if the defendant in relation to a charge meets certain criteria the matter may be referred to the registry to be managed by the clerk of the court.
If the matter is proceeding by way of ex-officio plea the relevant grant is:
A decision to refuse legal aid for this type of matter may be appealed to the external review officer (refer to review of decisions).