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.


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