NLAF members, through the Prisoners Forum are working towards addressing the legal needs of prisoners.
Convenor (as of May 2017)
Camilla Pandolfini, Senior Solicitor, Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
Immediate Past- Convenor
Richard Funston, Deputy CEO, Legal Aid NSW
- Legal Information Portal for Prisoners now available on Corrective Services Website. The Legal Info Portal is an intranet site for NSW prisoners about the law, legal systems and legal problems. The Portal was installed on the offender computer network and rolled out across correctional centres in NSW.
The material is organised into topics relevant to inmates, including: police and courts; family law; money matters and visas and deportation. It is now possible to access the content of the Legal Info Portal from the Corrective Services NSW website. This means that lawyers can review the content on the Portal and then refer their clients who are in prison to legal information on the portal that is relevant to them.