Justice Connect provides free legal advice for older Australians who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer. We focus on helping people experiencing elder abuse or are otherwise vulnerable and have legal issues associated with ageing.
When clients are receiving health treatment at one of our partner health organisations, we can sometimes provide assistance in the healthcare setting through our Seniors Law Service.
You can also receive assistance through our network of pro bono lawyers.
I understand that this is an application only, that I am making a request for assistance, and until Justice Connect indicates that legal assistance will be provided, no client-solicitor relationship is created.
We respect your privacy and confidential information, and have designed robust systems to protect your information.
Some of our services are delivered by our lawyers in our pro bono network. We may share your information with these lawyers for the purposes of finding you legal assistance.
We will not share your personal information with other service providers (other than lawyers that we are trying to recruit to provide you with legal assistance) without first seeking your consent.
We may use deidentified and anonymised information collected to improve our products and services.
Due to COVID19-related staff shortages, we may take up to 5 business days to review and respond to your application for legal assistance. We thank you for your patience during this time.
If you are looking for urgent assistance, please contact your local legal aid.
You can try our online intake tool to see if we have another service that could assist you.
You can also read more about other places to look for legal assistance here.
Includes Cocos Islands, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Jarvis Bay, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Coral Sea Islands.
Click here to find out more about looking for legal help in other states and territories
Please select the legal problems that you have. You may select more than one problem.
The selections that you made earlier in this process have been ticked below.
This list below is matters relevant to the Seniors Law Service. You can edit your selections.
Why are we asking for this information?
Based on your responses, for the type of legal problem that you have, your income is higher than our eligibility requirements.
Justice Connect's services focus on assisting the most vulnerable people. We know that there are many people with unmet legal needs who cannot afford a lawyer, and are not eligible for our services. We advocate for increased funding of legal services so that more people can access free legal help.
You can read more about our services and access self-help tools for those services here, and you can also read more about where else you can look for free legal help here.
You may select multiple options
Please describe your problem in detail, including the background, who is involved, what has happened, and what help you need.
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By other parties we mean the people on the other side of the legal issue (eg. a person, a business). We understand you may not know all the details of the other party, please just provide the details you are aware of.