Practice resources

Practice resources

Civil law resources

Our lawyers have written a selection of materials, including conference papers, articles, guides and checklists. These materials can be used as handy references for other lawyers.

Criminal law resources

Our lawyers have written a selection of materials, including conference papers, articles, guides and checklists. These materials can be used as handy references for other lawyers.

Family law resources

Our lawyers have written a selection of materials, including conference papers, articles, guides and checklists. These materials can be used as handy references for other lawyers.

Mental health law

This section aims to keep mental health lawyers and advocates informed of developments relating to the new Mental Health Act 2014. 

State children, youth and families law

This section aims to provide child protection and youth crime private practitioner panelists with tools to assist with practice in the Children’s Court of Victoria and other aspects of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005. This section includes:

Victoria Legal Aid Family Dispute Resolution Service process

We have information for lawyers who are representing their client at our family dispute resolution service.

Fact sheets for clients

We have fact sheets for lawyers to give to clients who are representing themselves in a family law case, applying for or responding to a personal safety intervention order, or attending the Magistrates' Court of Victoria for a summary crime offence.

Other resources

Our law library

Our Public Law Library is one of the only specialist law libraries open to all members of the public. Our experienced librarians can help you to locate legislation, case law or other legal material from our collection. You can also search our Public Law Library Catalogue.

Community education

You can order our free resources or refer your clients to the Find legal answers section on this website for information to help them with their legal problem.

Our community legal education and projects also to help build knowledge in the community about legal rights and responsibilities.