Combined criminal legal aid application form

Closed 24 May 2018

Opened 10 May 2018


Legal aid is an important part of New Zealand's justice system. It helps people to resolve legal problems that may go to court and makes sure that people are not denied justice because they can't afford a lawyer.

After reviewing the feedback about the proposed combined jurisdiction legal aid form, we are now proposing to combine the following criminal legal aid forms into one:

  • Form 1 – Crown Prosecution
  • Form 1a – Police Prosecution
  • Form 12 – Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.

Your feedback will help ensure the new form is fit for purpose and meets the needs of our customers, providers and Legal Aid Services. After considering feedback, we will then finalise the new form.  

You can download and view the proposed new form here:


  • Legal aid providers
  • General public


  • Legal aid