The Law Society of South Australia provides a number of legal services to the community.
The Law Society provides a referral service for members of the public requiring legal advice or assistance. Referrals can be provided according to specific areas of law (e.g. family law, personal injuries, wills and estates), geographic location, language and if necessary, home/hospital visits.
After Hours Legal Advice
An after hours advice and referral service is provided at the Law Society's office in Adelaide, at 178 North Terrace. The service is staffed by volunteer lawyers who provide preliminary advice and, if necessary, refer clients to either a legal aid agency or a private lawyer. A fee of $35 (or $25 concession) is charged.
Twenty minute interviews are available by appointment between 5:30pm to 7:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Contact the Law Society on 8229 0200 to make an appointment.
First Interview Scheme
Many lawyers participate in this scheme, which provides a first interview of up to 30 minutes for a fee of $35.00 including GST. There is no means test on this service. Check with the lawyer or firm concerned as to what conditions apply.
Lawyers participating in this scheme are listed on the Law Society's Referral Service.