Law reform and public affairs
The Bar Association tonight will host a forum to discuss the decline in funding for Legal Aid in NSW. It has been 11 years since the last increase in Legal Aid rates for counsel in NSW. During that time, funds for preparation of matters have decreased even whilst pre-trial procedural requirements have increased. This seminar will look at what steps the Bar Association is taking, and can take, to prevent the situation from worsening. Members are urged to attend and provide their views to assist the Bar Association with its funding campaign. Learn more here.