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Duty Lawyer - (Family) Fees

The services of Duty Lawyers are usually available to people appearing in court that day.  Clients considered to have urgent matters will be given priority. Depending on circumstances, a Duty Lawyer is able to give advice, negotiate, provide minor assistance to prepare court documents and appear to apply for an adjournment or to seek interim orders. A small fee can apply or it can be waived in cases of financial hardship. Where a fee does apply it will be $5.00 for concession card holders or $20.00 for people who are working.


Name: Legal Aid WA.
Phone: 9261 6222 1300 650 579

How to Apply

In most courts, the Duty Lawyer starts seeing people at 9.00 am. Due to time constraints, the Duty Lawyer Service usually only sees clients appearing in court that day and it is on a 'first come first served' basis. On attending court, see the Duty Lawyer who will take instructions and advise you if a fee is to be paid. Where a fee is required, it should be paid to the Duty Lawyer on the day. A receipt will be given or sent in the mail.


Concession card holders and those experiencing financial hardship.

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