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Communtity Law Manual | Legal Aid & other legal help | The amount of your Legal Aid grant

Family/civil Legal Aid: For non-criminal cases

The amount of your Legal Aid grant

Legal Services Act 2011, ss 23, 28

There are standard amounts of Legal Aid that can be granted – the amount depends on both the type of case and your Legal Aid lawyer’s level of experience.

The amount will be stated either as a certain number of hours of work or as a dollar amount.

Your lawyer can apply for more Legal Aid if it’s a special case that means they need to do more than the standard amount of work – for example, if your case involves a complicated situation or complicated legal issues.

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