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LawRight - Self Representation Service (Federal)

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The LawRight Self Representation Service provides free legal advice and assistance to people seeking legal assistance, who are involved in civil proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court or Federal Court.

Assistance may be available if your legal problem falls within one of the following areas:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Judicial review
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Competition and consumer
  • Information privacy, and
  • Fair work.

Assistance may also be available if you are appealing a decision of a Federal tribunal to the Federal Circuit Court or Federal Court, or a decision of the Federal Circuit Court or Federal Court (even if your legal problem does not fall within one of the above areas).

If you are eligible for assistance, you may be offered a 1 hour consultation with a solicitor.

The solicitor may provide you with:

  • legal advice
  • assistance in drafting documents, including correspondence and court forms
  • advice about other options for the resolution of your dispute
  • advice about court processes, and
  • a referral of your matter, if appropriate, for further advice, support or representation.

The solicitor may assist you to:

  • understand the law, rights and perspective of the other party and perspective and requirements of the court
  • observe court rules and proper process
  • be aware of potential orders and the effect of not complying with orders, and
  • present your case in the best possible manner.

The Service will not provide legal representation, sign any documents on your behalf or pay any fees disbursements or costs incurred.

If you would like assistance from the Service you should complete a LawRight application form.