Local Advocacy Services

Legal Advice Bureau


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About Us

The Law Society has been operating its Legal Advice Bureau (LAB) since 1972.

Members of the Society volunteer on our LAB roster at the Society’s Civic office to give initial advice to members of the public on simple legal matters for free.

The Legal Advice Bureau is made possible by the generous support of the more than 70 lawyers who volunteer their time.

The Legal Advice Bureau operates between 12.30pm and 2pm on weekdays.

Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays are available for all general legal issues.

Wednesdays are reserved for family law matters.

LAB solicitors are not available for the drafting of documents or for court appearances.

Legal advice is given in person by appointment only. The Society does not provide legal advice over the phone.

Only one appointment per customer.

To make an appointment for a free 15 minute consultation call the ACT Law Society on (02) 6274 0300.

After your consultation, you may be referred to another solicitor or, if eligible, to Legal Aid.

Also provides a Pro Bono Clearing House, which effectively matches people who require legal assistance with those who can provide that assistance.

Disabled Facilities: Parking, Toilets

Quick Facts About The Region

Law Society of the ACT is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and City, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.