Legal Aid WA has specialised panels for assigning a cleanskin grant of aid. A 'cleanskin' grant of aid is one where the application is submitted directly by the applicant and they have not nominated a private practitioner and the matter cannot be dealt with by Legal Aid WA in house practice. In these instances the grant of aid is made to a private practitioner on the specialised panel of practitioners.
To be placed on the specialised panels practitioners must:
- be a member of the general panel
- meet the selection criteria for the specialist area you apply for which are outlined in each of the various specialised panel application forms below
- agree to the specialised panel practitioner undertaking in the application form
Legal Aid WA has three criminal law specialised panels:
- Supreme Court, complex District Court and President Court matters
- District Court, Magistrates Court and Children's Court matters
Criminal law panel of practitioners application
Legal Aid WA has a restraining order specialised panel. Those practitioners who wish to undertake both family law and restraining order matters should complete the general family law specialised panel application. This application form is for practitioners who wish to undertake restraining order matters only (ie no family law matters).
Restraining order panel of practitioners application
Legal Aid WA has three family law specialised panels:
- Family Court and Protection & Care matters
- Independent Children's Lawyer/Child Representative matters
- Family Dispute Resolution matters - solicitors representing clients
Family dispute resolution panel of practitioners application
If you would like more information about the specialised practitioner panels at Legal Aid WA please contact the Assessing Co-Ordinator at email@example.com.
Last reviewed: 28/10/2010