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Legal Information and Referral Forum (LIRF)


The Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) at the State Library of NSW and Legal Aid NSW are the joint conveners of the Legal Information and Referral Forum (LIRF).

For more information, and for details of the LIRF meeting schedule for 2021, please email or call 02 9273 1571.

Terms of Reference


To improve the quality of information and referral for people with legal problems in New South Wales by:

  • drawing together and disseminating existing knowledge and experience
  • identifying common concerns and potential areas of cooperation

The Forum covers a range of issues identified by participants in relation to effective legal referral. Specific issues which may be addressed include:

  • referral competencies
  • referral practice and training
  • research into client pathways
  • improving knowledge of relevant services including databases
  • working together more effectively
  • pro bono referral
  • legal information.

Reports to NLAF

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