Victoria Legal Aid Handbook for Lawyers

Guideline 5 – equal opportunity or discrimination cases

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) will make a grant of legal assistance for an equal opportunity or discrimination case if VLA is satisfied that you meet both of the following tests:

  1. Financial eligibility – you must meet the VLA means test. The test is explained here.
  2. How will your case turn out (merit) – there must be a strong prospect that there will be a benefit to you, and your case must meet the State reasonableness test. The test is explained here.

Costs payable

Please see Fee Schedule 2, Table W.

Reviewed 21 February 2022

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