Legal aid provider manuals

These manuals, operational policies and information packs are available:

Grants handbook

Details on legal aid applications and eligibility, debt management, granting decisions, reconsideration and reviews, fixed fee information packs and disbursement policies.

Grants handbook

Legal aid lawyer induction guide

Information about legal aid for service providers.

Legal aid lawyer induction guide [PDF, 655 KB]

High Cost Case Management

Information pack with guidance on specific policies affecting high cost criminal grants.

High Cost Case Management

Waitangi Tribunal policy

Provides guidance on Waitangi Tribunal grants.

Waitangi Tribunal policy

Quality assurance manual

For providers, contains guidelines and criteria on providing legal aid services.

Quality assurance manual

Duty lawyer

Has the operational policy for the duty lawyer service.

Duty lawyer

Police Detention Legal Assistance

Has the operational policy for the Police Detention Legal Assistance (PDLA) service.


Family Legal Advice Service

Has the operational policy for the Family Legal Advice Service (FLAS). 

Family Legal Advice Service [PDF, 1 MB]

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