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Legal Aid NSW produces easy to understand resources to help people with their legal problem.
Legal Aid publications can be viewed or ordered online, and many are available in community languages.
Languages available: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Cantonese, Chin Hakka, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, French, Greek, Hazara, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Juba Arabic, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Macedonian, Mandarin, Nepali, Portuguese, Pushto, Rohingya, Russian, Sinhalese, Somali, Samoan, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Not all publications are available in every language. Some publications are also available in Easy English.
- Drink driving charges and you
- Drugs, driving and you
- Crashed your car?
- Police powers. There is also a series of four booklets in easy English on police powers - find them listed on the Legal Aid NSW Order a publication page under Courts, police and crime.
- Going to court: guide to the Local Court for defendants
- Are you applying for an AVO? Information for applicants and persons in need of protection
- Questions you should ask your lawyer
- What happens when your relationship ends
- Kids in care - six booklets: 1. Community Services want to talk about my kids: what will happen? 2. Going to the Children's Court 3. Things have changed and I want my kids back: what can I do? 4. The Children's Court made a decision I am unhappy about: what can I do? 5. What happens when my kids are in care? 6. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and care
- Are you being squeezed for a debt?
- Older people - a series of pamphlets dealing with older people and the law: Adult children living at home: what do you do if you want them to leave?; Are you a grandparent? Your legal questions answered; Are you experiencing violence or abuse? You can make it stop; Helping your family financially? Understand the risks; Moving in with the family? Make sure you protect your interests; They want me to leave - Staying in your home when your partner dies; Who will decide for you if you can’t decide for yourself? Think about planning ahead; Why make a will?
Find more information from Legal Aid by selecting a topic from the Order a publication page. The topics available are:
- Aboriginal people
- Courts, police and crime
- Culturally diverse people
- Domestic violence
- Families, relationships and children
- Government and rights
- Insurance claims – floods and fires
- Jobs and employment
- Legal Aid NSW
- Money, debt and fines
- Older people
- Traffic and driving
- Young people
You can view publications online or use the order form to order copies.