A free service for people whose family law case is in the Federal Circuit Court in Darwin or Alice Springs on that day and who do not have a lawyer. It is only available on days that the Court has a duty list. If possible, it is best to contact the NT Legal Aid Commission for a FREE legal advice appointment before the day your case is in Court by calling the Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343.
The Family Duty Lawyer can help with:
- legal advice and information
- completing simple forms
- asking for an adjournment
- negotiations with the other party
- writing up orders that you agree on
- urgent recovery of children
- representing you in Court on the day.
Where: Federal Circuit Court, 4th floor, NT Supreme Court Building, State Square, Darwin.
Contact: Call the Legal Aid Helpline on 1800 019 343 to find out if your matter is in court on a duty list day and how to access the service. There is a duty lawyer office at the Federal Circuit Court that is staffed on duty list days.