Agency VA 2282
Office of the Public Solicitor
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Date Range: 1929 - 1981
 
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The Office of the Public Solicitor, also known as the Public Solicitor's Office, was established in 1929 under the provisions of the Poor Persons Legal Assistance Act 1927 (No.3548).

The Public Solicitor was responsible to the head of the Law Department until 1981 when the office was abolished.

The Legal Aid Commission superseded the Office of the Public Solicitor in 1981.

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For records of the Office of the Public Solicitor, see also the List of Holding 2nd edition 1985, section 3.4.4.

 
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? 1928 - ? 1959 Registers of Outwards Correspondence VPRS 10211 North Melbourne Open
? 1928 - ? 1959 Registers Of Letters Inwards VPRS 10212 North Melbourne Open
? 1950 - ? 1956 Legal Examination Papers and Notes VPRS 10469 North Melbourne Open
? 1965 - 1981 Register of Criminal Proceedings (Legal Aid Cases) VPRS 12177 North Melbourne Closed
1928 - ? 1957 Index To Files VPRS 6109 North Melbourne Open
1928 - ? 1959 Correspondence Files VPRS 10213 North Melbourne Open
1928 - ? 1959 Attendance Books VPRS 10460 North Melbourne Open
1928 - 1955 Case Files (Sample Only) VPRS 10001 North Melbourne Part Open
1929 - 1965 Returns to the Law Department VPRS 12027 North Melbourne Closed
1930 - 1959 Reports into Law Department Operations VPRS 12355 North Melbourne Open
1956 - ? 1982 Public Solicitor's Case Files (Sample Only) VPRS 5272 North Melbourne Closed
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1929 - 1981 Legal aid VF 364
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1929 - 1981 Attorney-General's Department (previously known as the Law Department) VA 2825
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1929 - 1981 Law VRG 19