LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW.
We can help with a number of legal problems including: debt and credit, family law, neighbourhood disputes, traffic offences, employment law, criminal law, domestic and family violence, housing, planning ahead (eg powers of attorney) etc.
We have Aboriginal Customer Service Officers to assist our Aboriginal customers.
You can call LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
If you have a hearing or speech impairment you can call using a Telephone Typewriter (TTY) on 1300 889 529 or through the National Relay Service (NRS) on 133 677.
If you want to talk to LawAccess with an interpreter call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 and ask for LawAccess NSW.
LawAccess Online: www.lawaccess.nsw.gov.au
Our website includes LawAssist. The LawAssist website can help if a person has a legal problem in NSW and are representing themselves. Each LawAssist topic provides:
· Step by step guides to running a case
· Instructions for filling out court forms
· Checklists and frequently asked questions
· Information on alternatives to court
· Contact for further information and advice
LawAccess NSW is an initiative of the Department of Attorney General and Justice, Legal Aid NSW, Law Society of NSW and the NSW Bar Association.