Federal Court and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

For parties with proceedings in the Queensland Registry of the Federal Court or Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, assistance may be available through LawRight’s Court & Tribunal Services

The service offers appointments with solicitors who provide advice and assistance with the legal tasks necessary to progress court proceedings, including:

  • advice about whether, and how, to commence or defend proceedings;
  • advice about court and tribunal processes;
  • assistance to draft documents such as applications, statements of claim, defences, affidavits, submissions and court and tribunal forms;
  • assistance with preparing for trial and appearing in court;
  • advice about appealing court and tribunal decisions;
  • advice about other options for the resolution of disputes.

Who can we help?

The service helps people who are involved in, or who are considering commencing legal proceedings, and who are unable to afford private legal assistance and are ineligible for legal aid.

In the Federal Courts we assist with:

  • Anti-discrimination;
  • Bankruptcy;
  • Competition and consumer;
  • Fair Work;
  • Information privacy;
  • Judicial review;
  • Appeals from Federal Tribunals; and
  • Appeals within the Federal Courts.


We may also be able to assist in other matters in the Federal Court or Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, where another community legal service cannot help. We do not assist with criminal, family, commercial or native title matters. 

How can I apply?

To apply, please complete the application form here. If you are unable to complete the online form, contact us to discuss alternative arrangements.

LawRight staff review applications received and contact eligible self-represented parties to arrange an appointment with a solicitor. Currently, appointments are generally conducted by telephone. If a telephone appointment would not be suitable for you, you can discuss that with us at the time of booking.

If you are not eligible for assistance, you will be notified of our reasons in writing.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible for assistance, you can call us on (07) 3052 4309 to discuss your legal matter so that we can determine whether you should submit an application for assistance. We will use telephone interpreters when needed. Our lawyers cannot give legal advice over the phone until you have been accepted as a client.

Contact LawRight

Level 6, Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts
119 North Quay
Brisbane QLD 4000
Phone:  (07) 3052 4309
Email: fed.cts@lawright.org.au
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (subject to public health restrictions)