Legal Aid Queensland offers free legal representation, advice, information and recommendations to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The ATSILS legal aid applicant must comply with Legal Aid Queensland`s Resource, Orientation and Performance Test (if applicable). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) Ltd is a non-profit, community-based Aboriginal organisation that is the leading provider of legal services to Queensland Aboriginal people in the areas of criminal, civil and family law. Requests for legal assistance from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services (ATSILS) will be treated in the same way as all other requests. Discrimination is when you think you are being treated unfairly in your work, your studies, your housing; when you receive goods and services or in any other area of your public life because of your race, age, gender, political or religious beliefs (or activity) or any other aspect of your private life. Legal Aid Queensland works with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service to provide legal assistance to eligible Indigenous peoples. Before requesting atsils` assistance to represent more than one legally supported co-respondent, it conducts its own internal procedure (granting of assistance (by LAQ) to more than one co-respondent). A copy of the ATSILS internal authorisation must be attached to the aid application. ATSILS may represent the plaintiff or defendant at a family dispute resolution conference at Legal Aid Queensland. The provision of legal assistance to ATSILS to represent clients at conferences on the resolution of family disputes in legal aid provides access to the dispute resolution service. This is not a grant for which legal counsel is available or provided, and there is no fee. The Aboriginal Family Legal Service Southern Queensland (AFLSSQ) provides free legal advice, support and representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in south Queensland.
You can help if you: If a request for legal assistance from ATSILS is received on behalf of a client and legal assistance is approved, the granting of the assistance will be returned to ATSILS, unless otherwise stated. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Qld) Legal Service provides legal representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in criminal, civil and family law. Ask for legal advice quickly so that the person helping you can understand your situation and give you the right advice. Find a help desk near you or see which organizations are helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of crime. There are laws that ensure that you are treated fairly at work. Payments payable to ATSILS include travel, accommodation and expertise expenses. Line money and nominal expenses such as the cost of phone calls, faxes and photocopies are not payable. If ATSILS requests a disbursement allowance only for an appeal against a conviction and/or conviction by the District Court or Supreme Court, the case must be referred to a grant manager for decision. The Queensland Human Rights Commission deals with all issues of discrimination and unfair treatment. A request for information from atSILS Senior Counsel must be forwarded to the Director of Grants for decision. If a preferred provider requests assistance on behalf of an applicant referred to it by ATSILS, the lawyer`s fees must be paid, unless it has been clearly indicated to the preferred provider and Legal Aid Queensland that ATSILS will pay the firm`s fees.
Legal aid may be granted through ATSILS in criminal proceedings before the District Court and the Supreme Courts, as well as in cases before the Supreme Court. Legal aid is usually not approved by ATSILS for obligations that are passed on to the district court, but when an application is received, it is examined. The funding criteria for ATSILS can be found in the Grants Policy Manual. Queensland`s Indigenous Domestic Violence Legal Services helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people deal with domestic violence and sexual assault. The granting of the aid granted to ATSILS is limited to the usual fees and disbursements of lawyers for each stage of the procedure. Contact our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff with your questions. Applicable grants can be found in the Child Protection – Party, Non-Party, Child (Direct Representation) section of the Grants Manual If the ATSILS internal approval form is not attached, this application must be awarded to another law firm. Legal aid is generally not approved for obligations that are passed on to the district court, but if an application is received, it must be referred to a grant manager for decision. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service has been established: the District Court reviews testimony, conferences and trials (ATSILS). All of the above is part of a negotiated agreement with the Attorney General`s Office developed under the Australian Aboriginal Legal Services Guidelines. Legal aid may be granted through ATSILS in family law proceedings in which a lawyer is authorised. The criteria for FUNDING ATSILS in family law proceedings can be found in the Grants Policy Manual.
Call the Aboriginal Information Line at 1300 650 143 to make an appointment.