I can’t get legal aid, where can I find a lawyer?
If you can’t get legal aid because your income or assets are too high, you’ll need to decide whether to hire a private lawyer. Many lawyers don’t charge you anything for your first conversation, so you can find out whether they think you have a good case and how much it will cost to hire them. If your legal problem isn’t too complicated, you may also represent yourself in Court.
If you have a low income and not many assets, but you can’t get legal aid because of the type of problem you have, you might be able to get help from a Community Law Centre. Contact YouthLaw or your local community law centre.
If you have an employment issue, you might be able to get a ‘no-win, no-fee’ employment advocate. These are people (not necessarily lawyers) who help you with your case and ask you for a percentage of your payout if your boss ends up paying you some of the money that you’re claiming.