Our recent submission to the Sentencing Advisory Council calls for proposed changes that would ensure that people who are too poor or unwell to pay fines are not dealt with more harshly than those who can afford to comply with the system. Read more
How we helped a teen get less restrictive treatment
Going to the Mental Health Review Board to challenge treatment you are receiving against your will can be a daunting experience without the support of a lawyer. Find out how we helped Tricia* successfully argue for less restrictive medical treatment. Read more
Increasing awareness of our services from beyond the court room
Our family violence and parenting dispute legal experts have been out and about, helping community-based organisations that come into contact with Victoria Legal Aid and the court system better understand the services we provide and how we can help. Read more
New Victoria Legal Aid website earns web award
We were a state winner for government websites in this year's Australian Web Awards. Read more
Panel practitioner updates
Victoria Legal Aid congratulates our newly accredited specialist lawyers and offers support for lawyers undertaking specialisation in 2014
We recently added to our pool of lawyers with specialist accreditation and are offering study support programs for lawyers considering undertaking specialist accreditation in 2014. Find out more.
Changes to family law guideline help some of the most vulnerable
Guideline changes providing some of the most vulnerable people with family law problems representation at trial and final hearings came into effect last week. Find out more.
Launch of Indigenous Legal Needs Project Victorian Report – Friday 29 November
The Indigenous Legal Needs Project Victorian Report was compiled by the national Indigenous Legal Needs Project in collaboration with Victoria Legal Aid and the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service. It identifies and analyses the priority civil and family law needs of Indigenous people in Victoria.