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LawAccess NSW > Representing Yourself

How to use Representing Yourself

What is Representing Yourself

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.​

How​ can I access the Representing Yourself section?

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

  • Car accidents

  • Apprehended violence orders (AVOs)

  • Fines

  • Fences

  • Employment rights, including unfair dismissal, general protections dismissal and wages and entitlements

  • Recovery of goods

  • Driving offences and crime

  • After someone dies.

What will​​ I find?

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:

Icon - case stuycase studies

Icon - step by step guidestep by step guides

Icon - checklistchecklists

Icon - sample/instructions​instructions for preparing letters, legal documents and forms

Icon - sample/instructionssample letters, documents and forms

Icon - FAQfrequently asked questions​

​​I like flowcharts and visual explanations. Is there anything like that on the website?​

Yes. We have interactive guides where you can 'walk through' the steps in dealing with a legal issue. Look out for this image:

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We also have flowcharts. Each box in the flowchart is a clickable link that takes you to a page with more detailed information.

Do you ​have any videos about what to expect when I get to court?

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. 

What if I ju​​​st have a general question about going to cou​rt, understanding legal documents, or alternatives to court?

You can find general information to help you build the skills you n​​eed 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:

  • Resolving your dispute without going to court, including negotiation and mediation
  • Dealing with your lawyer, including tips for preparing to meet your lawyer, and information about legal costs
  • How to read and write legal documents, including legal letters, affidavits and settlement agreements
  • Getting ready for court, including practical tips for how to manage your case, and what to do, say and wear in court.

Ho​w do I find out the meaning of a legal word?

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.​

​W​hat if I need more help?

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. ​

Icon - alertThe 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.​

 

 


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