Series VPRS 12027
Returns to the Law Department
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Date Range: Series 1929 - 1965
  Series in Custody 1929 - 1965
  Contents 1929 - 1965
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1929 - 1965 Office of the Public Solicitor VA 2282
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1995 - cont Victoria Legal Aid VA 4160
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  • How to use the Records
    Order and scan unit 1 to locate the returns for the period of interest.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of the annual returns of business presented by the Office of the Public Solicitor to the Secretary of the Law Department. The returns provided summary information pertaining to applications granted and refused for legal assistance. Categories of assistance included in the returns were Criminal Jurisdiction, Supreme Court (Civil, Divorce and Matrimonial), County Court, Worker's Compensation and Miscellaneous.

    In the Criminal Jurisdiction section, an extended analysis of individual cases was provided in instances where legal aid was granted to accused persons referred by the Attorney General. The individual case analyses recorded the accused, the charge, the verdict and the representing counsel.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The returns were arranged in chronological order by year.

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P0001 1929 - 1965 Closed 1
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