Practitioners who do not use ATLAS should complete a tax invoice for all claims.
Grants of legal assistance – guide and application form
The Grants of legal assistance – guide and application form is for clients making an application for a grant of legal assistance without a lawyer, via post.
Obtaining verbal consent from clients
We recognise that clients have many preferences for communication. Consent for Centrelink records can be provided by telephone. Practitioners must keep a complete record on how verbal consent was obtained. The file note also contains authorisation for practitioners to lodge client applications through Victoria Legal Aid's ATLAS grants management system.
The practitioners will also be required to complete their own declaration and maintain it on their file.
- – to be completed to update an applicant's or grant recipient's financial details
- – to be completed and signed by practitioners submitting applications, requests for extensions of assistance or request for payment to Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) using electronic lodgement
- – to be completed by applicant to give VLA consent to confirm their Centrelink status
Proof of means
Civil law worksheets
Child protection worksheets
Commonwealth family law worksheets
Indictable checklists for non-sexual offences
Indictable checklists for sexual offences
Court of Appeal checklists and fact sheets
Crime – worksheets
Crime – additional preparation
Civil/coronial inquest – additional preparation
Reviewed 30 June 2023