Advice and Representation
Legal Representation Guidelines
EDO NSW has guidelines to help determine the circumstances in which it can assist the public beyond initial telephone advice.
Guidelines for provision of legal representation by EDO NSW
EDO NSW will consider acting for you if it is of the opinion the matter involves a public interest environmental issue.
In determining this, EDO NSW needs to be satisfied that the issue has significance beyond the material or financial interests of a particular individual or group and will also have regard to relevant matters, such as whether:
Having determined the matter is a public interest environmental issue, EDO NSW may act for you provided EDO NSW has the human and financial resources to properly act in the matter.
If the matter involves litigation, EDO NSW will need to be satisfied that:
In considering any application, EDO NSW will also have regard to the financial means available to the applicant.
For some matters, EDO NSW will also attempt to secure Legal Aid.
Legal Aid guidelines for public interest environmental matters (external link)
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