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Is there financial help available if I am called to be a witness?
The Legal Financial Assistance Scheme can help with the cost of lawyers when you tell your story to the Royal Commission.
The Attorney General’s Department website has information about:
- scheme eligibility
- how to apply
- assessment time-frames.
Is there financial help available before I am compelled by the Royal Commission to provide documents or appear as a witness?
If you are a small not-for-profit organisation, you may qualify for pro-bono (free) legal help facilitated by Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit law service.
Find out more about Justice Connect’s Not-for-profit law service and their eligibility here: www.nfplaw.org.au/advice
You can complete their online enquiry form here: https://help.justiceconnect.org.au/nfplaw/