In November 2020 the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court implemented a court-based family dispute resolution service. This court-event was not previously included in the Legal Aid Queensland stage of matter funding model. From Monday 22 February 2021 funding will be made available for these court-based family dispute resolution conferences on a trial basis. A new grant of aid will be made available for preparation and attendance at a court-based family dispute resolution conference, with litigation conferences (not court-based) still available in the model.
To support this new grant of aid being available, only one in-litigation conference (court-based or LAQ FDR) is available per matter. Full details are available in the Grants Handbook
For further information please contact Tony Ashworth, Manager, Grants Functional Support Team on (07) 3917 0928 or LAQGrantsBusinessImprovement@legalaid.qld.gov.au