Victoria Legal Aid Handbook for Lawyers

ATLAS updates and support

Updates about ATLAS, our online grants management system for practitioners.

ATLAS is our online system for practitioners to lodge and track legal aid applications. All applications for grants of legal assistance, extensions of assistance and claims must be submitted via ATLAS.

Learn more about ATLAS

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Stay up to date with ATLAS and Handbook updates by reading our lawyers' newsExternal Link .

Panel practitioners are automatically subscribed to Legal Aid Brief, our fortnightly newsletter.

People may also sign up to our newsletter onlineExternal Link .

VLA Handbook for Lawyers

The VLA Handbook for LawyersExternal Link sets out how apply for a grant of legal assistance and the guidelines and conditions of receiving a grant. It also explains the payment structure for private lawyers who perform legal aid work.

Changes to fees are archived on the Archived versions of the handbookExternal Link page.

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Grants and Quality Assurance

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Phone – (03) 9269 0600 between 8.45 am and 5.15 pm weekdays

Reviewed 26 October 2022

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