Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA1011
Title: LEGAL AID COMMISSION OF TASMANIA
Start Date: 01 Jan 1991
End Date:
Description:

Provide legal aid services in Tasmania. Formed by an agreement amalgamating the operations of the Australian Legal Aid Office in Tasmania and the Legal Aid Scheme operated by the Law Society of Tasmania. The Commission has a common seal and perpetual succession and comprises 10 members appointed by the State Attorney-General, who nominates the Chairperson, Director and two members with financial management experience. Of the remainder, two are nominated by the Federal Attorney-General, two by the Law Society, one by Community Legal Centres in consultation with the Tasmanian Council of Social Services and one by the Staff of the Commission. The chairperson must be a former judge or magistrate or a lawyer with at least 5 years experience. Some of the Commission's functions, such as assessing applications for legal aid, can be devolved to four member Legal Aid Committees comprising the Diretor or his nominee, one non-lawyer nominated by the Commission and two lawyers nomintated by the Law Society.

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

Legal Aid Commission Act 1990

Legislation Creating:

Legal Aid Commission Act 1990 (No.42 of 1990) SR 1990 No.268 appointed 1 Jan 1991 as the day the Act would come into operation.

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Functions Performed:
13 JUSTICE AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION [1]
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