The 'Representing Yourself' section of this website is designed to help people who are dealing with legal problems in NSW without a lawyer, or representing themselves in court. You will find practical information, sample forms and tools, including step-by-step guides and videos, across a range of legal topics.
Click on (or hover over) the Representing Yourself tab on the top navigation of this website. You can then click on a legal topic on the Representing Yourself homepage. There are topics on:
Debt - small claims
Apprehended violence orders (AVOs)
Employment rights, including unfair dismissal, general protections dismissal and wages and entitlements
Recovery of goods
Driving offences and crime
After someone dies.
Each topic has practical legal information to help you with your case. When you click on a topic, the different parts of the topic appear on the left hand side of the page. Look out for the following icons:
step by step guides
instructions for preparing letters, legal documents and forms
sample letters, documents and forms
frequently asked questions
Yes. We have interactive guides where you can 'walk through' the steps in dealing with a legal issue. Look out for this image:
We also have flowcharts. Each box in the flowchart is a clickable link that takes you to a page with more detailed information.
Yes, we do! We have 14 videos that show you typical examples of what happens at court. To watch them, click on 'Videos' in the Popular Content box on the homepage.
You can find general information to help you build the skills you need to effectively deal with your legal problem. Click on 'Legal skills' in the Popular Content box on the homepage. The legal skills section has information about:
If you need to know the meaning of a legal word, click on 'Legal Dictionary' in the Popular Content box on the homepage. The legal dictionary explains legal words and phrases that are used in the Representing Yourself section of this website.
If you Need more help with your legal problem, call LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529 (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday).
Click on 'Need more help?' in the Popular Content box on the homepage for links to services that provide legal information, advice and representation, and financial counselling.
The information on this website is a guide to the law and procedure in NSW, and is not legal advice. Even if you are representing yourself, it is always a good idea to get some legal advice.