Fact #1 – Family-related legal matters are a huge part of the work we do

Fact #1 – Family-related legal matters are a huge part of the work we do

Thursday, 13 July 2017

We are providing a series of facts about family law legal aid. Fact #1 – Family-related legal matters are a huge part of the work we do.

In 2015–16, Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) helped 31,302 people with their family and children’s law issues.

This included legal advice, help from a duty lawyer at court, grants for a lawyer to advise and represent people in mediation at VLA’s Family Dispute Resolution Service and grants for a lawyer to advise and represent people at court.

When it comes to ongoing legal advice and representation, almost 40% of all legal aid grants during this period were for family and children’s law.

The 2016–17 data hasn’t been finalised yet, but is looking pretty similar.

More information

You can read more about the different legal services we provide. More detailed information about VLA’s services can be found in our annual reports.

Read our other facts about family law.