Self Representation Service

Self Representation Service

LawRight operates the Self Representation Service.

LawRight is an independent, non-profit community based legal organisation that coordinates pro bono legal services for individuals and community groups.

The service provides free legal advice and assistance via an office in Brisbane or by phone for people living outside of Brisbane.

To make an enquiry, contact the service by phone on 07 3564 7561.

Eligibility for Self Representation Service assistance

You may be eligible for assistance if your legal problem falls within one of the following areas:

  • Anti-discrimination
  • Blue Card
  • Child Safety
  • Guardianship and administration
  • Right to information and information privacy
  • Victim Assist
  • Appeals of decisions made by QCAT in one of the above areas.
  • Minor civil disputes in certain circumstances
  • Other QCAT matters will be considered on application

Please contact LawRight on 07 3564 7561 for further information about what matters they can and can’t assist with.

Assistance provided may include:

  • giving you legal advice to help you make informed decisions
  • assisting you in drafting documents, including forms, statements, submissions and correspondence
  • suggesting other options for resolution of the proceedings
  • referring your case, if appropriate, for further advice, support or representation
  • helping you represent yourself in the best possible way.

Applying for assistance

People seeking assistance from the Service should first contact the service by phone before completing a LawRight application form (available from QCAT’s Brisbane registry or the LawRight website).