ATLAS updates and support

ATLAS updates and support

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' news.

Panel practitioners are automatically subscribed to Legal Aid Brief, our fortnightly newsletter.

People may also sign up to our newsletter online.  

VLA Handbook for Lawyers 

The VLA Handbook for Lawyers 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 handbook 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

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