Assistance with legal problems
The Law Handbook is a practical guide to understanding the law in NSW and the new 13th edition is just out. It is available online, free and in full text from the Find Legal Answers website. Print copies are available for loan - ask at your local NSW public library.
Chapter 5 of the Handbook is on assistance with legal problems and covers: free legal assistance - what assistance is available - legal aid - getting legal aid - merit tests - means test - jurisdiction test - applying for legal aid - lawyers - choosing a lawyer - fees - costs disclosure - interpreters.