Legal aid lawyers can also be hired by the ABC to help in the legal process.
The ABC’s Legal Correspondents Network, which is run by the Legal Aid Council of Victoria, was established in 2000 to offer legal advice and assistance to people seeking help for matters including employment and child support.
The program was created to ensure that everyone has access to a lawyer and is able to access the legal services that they need.
This year, the ABC has become a major player in the field of legal aid by offering legal assistance for a variety of different purposes, including employment, immigration and debt recovery.
The ABC is also in the business of providing legal advice to government and non-government organisations.
“There are a range of legal matters that require legal assistance and we’re very fortunate that we can offer that service to a number of clients,” the ABC’s managing director for Legal Affairs, Joanne Dennison, told News24.
The Legal Aid Association of Victoria has said that the number of people receiving legal aid services has doubled in the last four years.
“The number of legal assistance applications for the past two years has grown by around 20 per cent to approximately 5,500,” Ms Dennister said.
“These applications are growing significantly because of the need for legal aid in Australia.”
The ABC is an independent broadcaster with no commercial or political bias.
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