Consultation on new family and civil legal aid form

Closed 11 Oct 2017

Opened 21 Sep 2017


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.

Family and civil legal aid covers a wide range of disputes that may go to court, such as parenting arrangements, protection orders and mental health proceedings.

Currently, there are five different application and supplementary forms for family and civil legal aid. The Legal Services Commissioner is proposing to combine the following forms into one:

  • civil general application – form 5
  • family general application – form 6
  • mental health proceedings application – form 7
  • statement of financial position – form 17
  • trust form.

Your feedback will help ensure the new form is fit for purpose and meets the needs of customers, providers and Legal Aid Services.

You can download and view the proposed new form here:

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  • Legal aid providers
  • General public


  • Legal aid