If a community legal centre or Legal Aid WA are unable to assist with your legal problem, you may be eligible for assistance from Law Access

Law Access is a not-for-profit organisation that coordinates the giving of pro bono (free) legal assistance by the Western Australian legal profession.

Am I eligible for assistance? 

The service is targeted at not-for-profits and individuals in genuine need of legal assistance who satisfy a means and merits test.

Minimum eligibility criteria for consideration of pro-bono assistance include:

  • You cannot obtain legal aid or assistance from a Community Legal Centre.
  • You cannot afford a lawyer. 
  • You cannot obtain “no win, no fee” legal assistance (often available in personal injury claims).
  • On balancing the prospects of success, the outcome being sought and the cost of running your case, your matter justifies pro bono legal assistance.

You will also need to check the list of eligible matter types

You will need to make an application to Law Access to be considered for pro-bono assistance. 

Full eligibility criteria for Individuals can be found here

Full eligibility criteria for Not-for-Profits can be found here 

Law Access does not provide any face to face advice or accept applications in person. You will need to complete an application form for assistance. 

For more information about Law Access visit the FAQ section on their website or call (08) 6488 6813 (10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays).