Victoria Legal Aid

ATLAS updates and support

Updates about ATLAS, our online grants management system for practitioners.

ATLAS is our online system for practitioners to lodge and track legal aid applications. All applications for grants of legal assistance, extensions of assistance and claims must be submitted via ATLAS.

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Stay up to date with ATLAS and Handbook updates by reading our lawyers' newsExternal Link .

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People may also sign up to our newsletter onlineExternal Link .

VLA Handbook for Lawyers

The VLA Handbook for LawyersExternal Link sets out how apply for a grant of legal assistance and the guidelines and conditions of receiving a grant. It also explains the payment structure for private lawyers who perform legal aid work.

Changes to fees are archived on the Archived versions of the handbookExternal Link page.

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Grants and Quality Assurance

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Phone – (03) 9269 0600 between 8.45 am and 5.15 pm weekdays

Disclaimer: The material in this print-out relates to the law as it applies in the state of Victoria. It is intended as a general guide only. Readers should not act on the basis of any material in this print-out without getting legal advice about their own particular situations. Victoria Legal Aid disclaims any liability howsoever caused to any person in respect of any action taken in reliance on the contents of the publication.

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Reviewed 26 October 2022

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