Consultation on form for applying for family and civil legal aid

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The Legal Services Commissioner is seeking feedback about a new form for applying for family and civil legal aid.

There are currently five separate forms:

  • civil general application – form 5
  • family general application – form 6
  • mental health proceedings application – form 7
  • statement of financial position – form 17
  • trust form.

The Legal Services Commissioner is proposing to combine these into one form. You can view the proposed new form and give feedback on the Ministry of Justice website.

Feedback closes on 11 October 2017.

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Legal aid bills skyrocket, but in some cases no lawyer can be found for kids in danger, Stuff, 04.05.2017

Fewer lawyers taking legal aid could lead to justice issues, lawyers say, Stuff, 21.12.2016

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