Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Tabled Paper 433
Tabled Papers for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
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n o rth e rn te rrito ry le g a l a id c o m m issio n a n n u a l re p o rt 2 0 2 0 /2 1 0 2 1 Our Offices Darwin Office Located within the Darwin office are the following divisions: The Directorate Corporate Services Criminal Law Family Law Civil Law Grants Section Preventative Legal Services Family Dispute Resolution Program The Domestic Violence Legal Service operates as a stand-alone service and has an office at Nichols Place in the Darwin Local Court Precinct. Katherine Office The Katherine office provides legal services in criminal law. Duty lawyer services and legal representation in criminal law matters are provided at the Katherine Courthouse and courts in the region as required. Free legal advice sessions in criminal law, are conducted from the Katherine office. Legal advice to the region is provided in family and civil law matters from other offices of NT Legal Aid by telephone or audio visual link. Assistance for family and civil law matters can be provided by referral through the Legal Aid Helpline. Palmerston Office The Palmerston office provides street front access to NT Legal Aid in Palmerston. It assists with operation and supervision of the Darwin switchboard and is the main location for the Legal Aid Helpline call centre. The financial counselling service operates from the Palmerston offices, but services clients accorss the NT. Legal advice clinics are conducted throughout the week to assist clients with civil, criminal and family law matters. The Domestic Violence Legal Service also conducts a weekly legal advice clinic from these premises. Alice Springs Office The Alice Springs office provides legal services in criminal, family and civil law in the southern region of the Northern Territory. Lawyers attend the Alice Springs Courthouse and provide free advice and duty lawyer representation to persons requiring assistance. In addition, free legal advice sessions are conducted at the office three days per week and telephone advice is provided to callers from remote areas. Solicitors also attend at the Alice Springs prison and hospital to provide advice and representation as required. Tennant Creek Office The Tennant Creek office provides duty lawyer services and legal representation in criminal law matters at the Tennant Creek Courthouse. Free legal advice sessions in criminal law and civil law are conducted from the office. Legal advice in the region in family law matters is provided from other offices of the Commission by telephone or audio visual link. The office conducts outreach activities including community legal education programs on issues that are relevant to the residents of Tennant Creek and the Barkly Region. NT Legal Aid continues to work collaboratively with legal and related services in the region. Tennant Creek Office and Legal Services with Minister Uibo
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