Vacancies on the Legal Aid Review Committee non-legal practitioner panel
The Justice and Safety Directorate is currently seeking applications through the Diversity Register to fill vacancies on the Legal Aid Review Committee non-legal practitioner panel.
Legal Aid Review Committees review decisions made by the Legal Aid Commission under Part 6 of the Legal Aid Act 1977 about the provision of legal assistance grants. Review Committees are convened by the Commission’s Chief Executive Officer and are made up of members drawn from three panels, including the non-practitioner panel.
These are unpaid positions and are generally for a term of three years. On average, panel members are called upon to participate in two review committee meetings per year.
In order to be eligible, persons must not be a legal practitioner or a member or officer of the Legal Aid Commission and possess qualifications or experience relevant to the exercise of the function of the Review Committees.
This a unique opportunity for persons to provide a valuable service to the community, particularly vulnerable and disadvantaged Canberrans seeking legal assistance to protect their rights and interests, while also growing their networks and strengthening their professional skills. Details on the necessary skills required of panel members is outlined in the Expression of Interest on the Diversity Register.