Grants guidelines

Grants guidelines

The VLA Handbook for lawyers sets out how to apply for a grant of legal assistance and the guidelines and conditions of receiving a grant.

It also explains the payment structures for private lawyers who perform legal aid work.

Overview of recent guidelines changes

Read more about the changes to grants guidelines for:

The overview provides basic information only. Practitioners should refer to the VLA Handbook for lawyers for the specific information contained in the current guidelines.

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