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A first port of call
The Law Society is a first port of call for anybody who believes they have a legal problem, or who is just seeking reassurance about the legal process. The Society receives some 9,000 telephone calls from the public each year. When you call the Law Society, we can help you by referring you to a law firm with expertise in a particular area of law, helping you find a lawyer who speaks your language, or helping you find free or low cost legal services.
You can contact the Law Society on 02 6274 0300.
Quick search online
Members of the public can also find lawyers or law firms with expertise in particular areas of law by searching our online database. Our database can also help you find firms located in particular areas of the ACT, or lawyers who can speak your language.
Getting legal advice
You can use our search function to find registered law firms with particular areas of practice. You can also call the Society on 02 6274 0300 and ask for assistance. Please note that the Law Society cannot recommend particular law firms or solicitors — we will instead provide you with contact details for three randomly-selected firms or solicitors in the area you request.
You can use our search function to find solicitors who speak particular languages. You can also call the Society on 02 6274 0300 and ask for assistance. Please note that the Law Society cannot recommend particular law firms or solicitors — we will instead provide you with contact details for three randomly-selected firms or solicitors in the area you request.
There are a range of community legal centres providing advice and resources to the public in the Canberra region. Canberra. Visit our community legal centres page for more information.
The Law Society operates a Legal Advice Bureau, where you can get a free 15 minute consultation with a lawyer during lunchtime at our office in the City. Please call the Society on 02 6274 0300 to make an appointment.
You may also be eligible for assistance from the ACT Pro Bono Clearing House if you are likely to suffer a serious injustice without legal representation, you are not eligible for a grant of Legal Aid, and you are of insufficient means to afford legal services at professional charging rates. Please note that the Pro Bono Clearing House does not deal with Family Law matters.
The ACT Law Society is pleased to provide support to residents of Queanbeyan, and we can refer you to local NSW services where appropriate.
Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre can provide legal advice to people on issues such as employment, financial hardship, tenancy, fines, parenting arrangements, family law, domestic violence and victims support, and other civil law matters. Clients should call 1800 229 529 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a telephone appointment.