Tag: access to justice

line drawing of gavel

Mental Health Review Tribunal and legal representation

Do I need a lawyer at my Mental Health Review Tribunal hearing? Has the MHRT appointed a lawyer for me? What if I do not want a lawyer to represent me? What are the lawyer’s responsibilities? What are my responsibilities to my lawyer? What can I do if I have a MHRT hearing but cannot […]

NDIS RUSH LEAVES PARTICIPANTS CONFUSED

The Wire (audio only) 20/10/17 http://thewire.org.au/story/ndis-rush-leaves-participants-confused/

Drawing of man flanked by police

About the Police, the Court and Lawyers – What to do and what not to do

The Justice Support Program (JSP) assists and advocates for people with intellectual disability who have been charged with an offence.  We have produced a book “About the Police, the Court and Lawyers – What to do and what not to do” The book uses plain English and simple illustrations to guide Dan (who has an intellectual […]

Cover page of Queensland Handbook for practitioners on legal capacity

Queensland Handbook for Practitioners on Legal Capacity

To open an electronic copy of the Queensland Handbook for Practitioners on Legal Capacity, please click here. The Handbook is not available in hard copy. The idea for the Queensland Handbook for Practitioners on Legal Capacity had its genesis through regularly coming across issues of client capacity in QAI’s work and realising there was a gap for this […]