Due to the COVID-19 emergency, appointments with the Legal Advice Bureau are currently on hold.

Do you have a legal problem, but aren’t sure how to proceed?

Are you in the dark about a legal issue, and aren’t sure where to go?

You can make an appointment to discuss it free of charge at the Law Society’s Legal Advice Bureau.

The Law Society’s Legal Advice Bureau, or LAB, has been in operation since 1972. The LAB offers 15 minutes of free advice to members of the public. It is staffed by volunteers — more than 100 Law Society members who give up their lunch break once a month. People come to LAB because they aren’t sure about how to move forward with a legal issue, or even if they have a legal issue.

LAB volunteers see more than a thousand clients every year, and give advice on issues such as family law, criminal law, debt, personal injury, tenancy issues, motor vehicle accidents, employment law, workers compensation, migration law, and contract law. The volunteer work at the LAB represents around 250 hours a year

Operating Hours

The Legal Advice Bureau operates between 12.30pm and 2pm on weekdays.

Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays are available for all general legal issues.

Wednesdays are reserved for family law matters.

Limitations

LAB solicitors are not available for the drafting of documents or for court appearances.

Only one appointment per customer.

Legal advice is given in person by appointment only. The Society does not provide legal advice over the phone.

Appointments

To make an appointment for a free 15 minute consultation call the ACT Law Society on 02 6274 0300.

After your consultation, you may be referred to another solicitor or, if eligible, to Legal Aid.

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