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General information about panels and lists

General information about panels and lists

Panels and lists

In 2015 Legal Aid WA developed a new model for private practitioners to provide legal services in matters funded by Legal Aid WA. This new model resulted in the creation of new panels and lists of practitioners to cater for the different categories of legal service required.

The current panels and lists are:

  • Independent Children’s Lawyer and Child Representative List
  • Dispute Resolution Chairperson (Children's Matters) List
  • Dispute Resolution Chairperson (Property Settlement) List
  • Family Law Panel
  • Protection and Care Panel
  • Dispute Resolution Panel
  • Violence Restraining Order Panel
  • Criminal Law Panels:
    • Crime - Murder
    • Crime - Sexual offences
    • Crime - Serious indictable
    • Crime - Magistrate and other indictable
    • Crime - Children’s Court
    • Crime - Appeals
  • Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) Panel
  • Civil Law Panel
    • Civil law Panel - Veterans' matters

For information about the difference between a panel and a list, please see the Legal Aid WA information sheet Private Practitioner Panels and Lists.

The new model has also resulted in the creation of new Membership Criteria for each panel and list. This gives rise to the need for a fresh application to be lodged by any practitioner who wishes to continue to provide legal services in matters funded by Legal Aid WA, irrespective of their membership of any Legal Aid WA Panel in the past. 

Applying for membership of panels and lists

For information about when and how an application may be submitted for a particular list or panel, see Applying for membership of panels and lists.

Being a member of a panel or list

Once you are a member of a panel or list you are placed on a Register of Members and are eligible to perform legal services in matters funded by Legal Aid WA, relevant to that panel or list.

You are also bound by the terms of the Professional Services Agreement (PSA) and the associated Private Practitioner Manual (Manual). 

To access these documents and for more information about your obligations as a member of a panel or list, go to Information for members

Help and support

For any queries about the panels or lists, please contact Jade Kowald on 9261 6262 or panelapplications@legalaid.wa.gov.au.

 

Last reviewed: 11/01/2016

Last modified: 1/02/2017 3:55 PM

Disclaimer

The information displayed on this page is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should see a lawyer. Legal Aid Western Australia aims to provide information that is accurate, however does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information provided on this page or incorporated into it by reference.