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 Can I get legal aid? (animated video) Can I get legal aid? (animated video)

Do you have questions about grants of legal aid? Watch our new animated video to find out more.

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 How can Legal Aid NSW help me? (animated video) How can Legal Aid NSW help me? (animated video)

Legal Aid NSW can help in lots of ways. Watch our new animated video to find out how.

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2019 Publications Catalogue 2019 Publications Catalogue

A catalogue of free Legal Aid NSW online and print publications.

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Best for Kids video - Care & Protection - Ryan's Story Best for Kids video - Care & Protection - Ryan's Story

Care and Protection. This video videos explains the role of the lawyer for Aboriginal children.

Best for Kids video - Day to Day Legal Problems Best for Kids video - Day to Day Legal Problems

Day-to-day life can throw up a lot of legal problems, and cause you heaps of stress. Dramas with your job, Centrelink or bills can feel like they are taking over your life. Even if you think you do not need legal help, sometimes seeing a lawyer can make a difference.

Best for Kids video - Getting help if you or your family are at risk: Family and domestic violence Best for Kids video - Getting help if you or your family are at risk: Family and domestic violence

The following video drama introduces Ben and Jess and the impact that family and domestic violence has on them and their family. It shows the many forms that violence can take within a family and focuses on how you can access help, support and legal advice if your safety is at risk. For Parents.

Best for kids video - I know my rights I think Best for kids video - I know my rights I think

Sometimes getting into trouble can be easy. But getting out of trouble, well that's a bit more challenging. You might get into trouble with the police. What you do each step of the way can make all the difference to how things go down. Watch Cody and Sean's story to find out more.

Best for Kids video - Independent Children's Lawyers - For Parents Best for Kids video - Independent Children's Lawyers - For Parents

Sometimes when parents cannot agree, the Family Courts will appoint a lawyer for the kids called the Independent Children's Lawyer. The featured video explains the role of the Independent Children's Lawyer in more detail.

Best for Kids video - Me and my lawyer - Care and Protection - Kevin's Story Best for Kids video - Me and my lawyer - Care and Protection - Kevin's Story

This video explains the role of the lawyer for children over the age of 12

Best for Kids video - Parenting after Separation Best for Kids video - Parenting after Separation

The first video looks at issues about sharing care of the children after separation and the rights of children to a safe parenting environment and to having a good relationship with both parents.

Best for Kids video - Parents That Fight Best for Kids video - Parents That Fight

The following videos help explain how mediation can assist to resolve family law disputes.

Best for Kids video - Property and Money - Ways to settle your finances Best for Kids video - Property and Money - Ways to settle your finances

This video explains what you should know about your property and financial matters after you separate. This includes what you can expect from a property settlement, as well as what preparations you can do to make dividing your property less stressful.

Best for Kids video - Separation and Divorce: Parenting in Rural and Regional Families Best for Kids video - Separation and Divorce: Parenting in Rural and Regional Families

If you live in a rural or remote area, spending time with your children after a separation or divorce can be a challenge. This video looks at ways to access help and services when you live in a rural or remote area, as well as handy tips and ideas on ways to deal with separation.

Best for Kids video - Using Mediation Best for Kids video - Using Mediation

The following video helps explain how mediation can assist to resolve family law disputes.

Best For Kids video - What you need to know about an AVO Best For Kids video - What you need to know about an AVO

When there is an AVO against someone in your family it can get confusing, and you might have lots of questions - this video provides some of the answers. For kids.

Best for Kids video - What's happening with my family? Best for Kids video - What's happening with my family?

Care and protection. This video explains the role of the lawyer for children under the age of 12.

Best for Kids video - When Families Separate Best for Kids video - When Families Separate

It's really hard for everyone when parents separate - especially kids. Sometimes when parents cannot agree, the family courts will appoint a lawyer for the kids called the Independent Children's Lawyer. This video explains the role of the Independent Children's Lawyer.

Best for Kids website Best for Kids website

The Best for Kids website was updated in 2015 with exciting new content - including 6 videos for children and young people, interactive brochures and an expansion of legal topics to include family violence, kids in care and relevant civil and criminal law issues for parents and children.

Burn: a short film and study guide Burn: a short film and study guide

BURN is a short film for young people about criminal law and group offending. The study guide explores the themes, characters and legal concepts in BURN.

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Children’s Legal Service: helping young people in trouble with the law Children’s Legal Service: helping young people in trouble with the law

Legal Aid NSW provides children's lawyers to advise and represent children and young people in criminal cases in the Children's Courts. This brochure outlines the services provided by this unit, including help at court, in detention centres and over the phone.

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Employment Problems: Spot the Signs (Factsheet) Employment Problems: Spot the Signs (Factsheet)

Are you paid less that the minimum wage, cash in hand, or are you working for a 'trial' period without pay'. Legal Aid NSW can help you if you are being treated unfairly at work.

Get Court Smart Get Court Smart

This pocket book tells young people how things work in the Children's Court, what they can expect and gives tips on how to prepare for court in NSW.

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Get street smart: Under 18s: know your legal rights Get street smart: Under 18s: know your legal rights

This pocket book tells young people about their rights when they are dealing with police on the streets in NSW. This is the revised 2016 edition which includes information about public transport ticket inspectors.

Independent Children's Lawyer -What happens when your parents go to court? (Ages 13-18) Independent Children's Lawyer -What happens when your parents go to court? (Ages 13-18)

An Independent Children's Lawyer (ICL) may be appointed to represent children when parents are going to court. This factsheet provides information for children who will be represented by an ICL. This resource was produced and by legal aid commissions throughout Australia. It is not available to order in print format.

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Independent Children's Lawyer -What happens when your parents go to court? (Ages 6-12) Independent Children's Lawyer -What happens when your parents go to court? (Ages 6-12)

An Independent Children's Lawyer (ICL) may be appointed to represent children when parents are going to court. This factsheet provides information for children who will be represented by an ICL. This resource was produced and by legal aid commissions throughout Australia. It is not available to order in print format.

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Police Interview Police Interview

A Police interview is a broad term used for whenever the Police question you about a crime.

Ripped off – your rights about unpaid wages and entitlements at work. Ripped off – your rights about unpaid wages and entitlements at work.

This booklet is aimed at young workers and provides information about wages and entitlements, and how to claim and recover unpaid amounts.

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Super Cuz: Adventures of a koori superhero who fights for justice. (radio play) Super Cuz: Adventures of a koori superhero who fights for justice. (radio play)

Listen to the radio plays with advice on issues including discrimination, bullying, problems with energy suppliers and dealing with police.

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The Children's Court The Children's Court

If you are charged with an offence which occurred while you were under 18, you go to the Children's Court. This applies for any offence (except for some traffic matters), so long as you are charged before you turn 21, and the offence is alleged to have been committed while you were under 18.

Work and Development Orders - Can't pay your fines? (WDO Generic poster) Work and Development Orders - Can't pay your fines? (WDO Generic poster)

This resource is for organisations and health practitioners that sponsor Work and Development Orders assisting clients to clear fines debt.

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Work and Development Orders: Can't pay your fines? (WDO) Work and Development Orders: Can't pay your fines? (WDO)

Information about Work and Development orders for people who cant pay their fines, including eligibility, activities and how to get a WDO.

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