Child Protection Duty Lawyer- Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania
This service provides legal services to parents involved in child protection matters, who are appearing in court that day, but do not already have a lawyer.
It is offered at the Devonport Magistrates Court every Wednesday at 2.15pm and at the Burnie Magistrates Court every Thursday at 2.15pm.
The duty lawyer can assist with legal and procedural advice, appearances on at least the first court date, referrals to private lawyers and service and help with an application for legal aid if the person seeking assistance would like further representation.
We also encourage referrals. This service can be contacted by phoning the Legal Aid Commission on 6432 5000 (Burnie) or 6423 8444 (Devonport).
COVID-19 SERVICE DELIVERY CHANGES:
Please note all legal aid offices are currently closed to the public, due to social distancing efforts and guidelines from the Australian Government.
However, ALL services continue to be offered by both telephone and video platforms, and Legal Aid is still available to assist clients in all areas specified above.
Please call 1300 366 611 or visit www.legalaid.tas.gov.au for more information.