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LEGAL AID ACT 1978 - SECT 12LA

Collaborative planning committee

    (1)     There shall be established a collaborative planning committee.

    (2)     The function of the committee is to provide evidence-based advice and recommendations to the board in relation to—

        (a)     the legal and related needs of the community; and

        (b)     the provision of legal aid; and

        (c)     VLA's functions under section 6(1)(ab) and (ac).

    (3)     The committee—

        (a)     must consist of—

              (i)     an employee or officer of VLA (other than a director of the board) appointed by the board; and

              (ii)     a person nominated by the Federation of Community Legal Centres; and

              (iii)     a person nominated by the Law Institute; and

              (iv)     a person nominated by the Victorian Bar; and

              (v)     a person nominated by the Department of Justice and Regulation; and

              (vi)     a person nominated by the Victoria Law Foundation; and

        (b)     may additionally consist of no more than 3 persons nominated by the committee.

    (4)     In nominating a person as described in subsection (3)(b), the committee must have regard to the need for the committee to have experience and expertise that is relevant to its functions.

    (5)     On receiving a nomination referred to in subsection (3)(a)(ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi) or (3)(b), the board must appoint the nominated person to the committee.

    (6)     The committee may regulate its own procedure.

    (7)     The committee is to have a chairperson, who is to be appointed by the committee in accordance with the committee's procedures.

S. 12LB inserted by No. 15/2018 s. 17.



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