Combined jurisdiction legal aid form

Closed 12 Apr 2018

Opened 16 Mar 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 success of the family and civil legal aid form which was implemented in November last year, an opportunity has been identified to combine applications in the criminal jurisdiction into the form. The Legal Services Commissioner is proposing to combine the following forms into one:

  • Family and civil legal aid application form
  • Form 1 - Crown Prosecution
  • Form 1a – Police Prosecution
  • Form 12 – Court of Appeal or Supreme Court.

We appeciate your feedback, it will help ensure the new form is fit for purpose and meets the needs of our customers, providers and Legal Aid Services.

You can download and view the proposed new form here:


  • Legal aid providers
  • General public


  • Legal aid