Victoria Legal Aid Handbook for Lawyers

Notes on the guidelines – simplified grants assessment process

These notes on the guidelines provide assistance in interpreting and applying guidelines in the VLA Handbook for lawyers and in using the simplified grants process.

This document provides guidance on:

  • summary crime
  • indictable crime
  • proceedings under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008
  • documentary proof of income and assets
  • disbursements, and
  • the simplified grants process.

Other key information:

The notes on the guidelines should be read in conjunction with the guidelines in the VLA Handbook for lawyers. Practitioners must make recommendations that are consistent with these notes.

See also: Section 29A panel practitioner manualExternal Link .

Reviewed 28 April 2023

In this section