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The Legal Pathways for Older People Project

Posted on 15 June 2017

The Legal Pathways for Older People project is a partnership between Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA NSW) and Legal Aid NSW. This project aims to help older people obtain free or reduced cost legal assistance.

The type of assistance given may be a face-to-face consultation, or a referral to an appropriate legal service. This assistance is available to Aged Pensioners or holders of a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

Documents such as Wills; an Enduring Power of Attorney; or Appointment of Enduring Guardianship can be drawn up by a qualified solicitor at the office of COTA NSW or through a solicitor at the locations listed below.


COTA NSW office: 280 Pitt Street, Sydney (close to Town Hall station)

Solicitors are available at: Avoca Beach; Blacktown; Camden; Campbelltown; Cronulla; East Gosford; Liverpool; Newcastle; Newport; Parramatta; Penrith; Sutherland; Taree/Forster/Tuncurry and Wollongong.

This project offers free consultations with solicitors to draw up documents for a fee of $50 per document to cover costs. If the solicitor who sees you thinks that your financial circumstances and/or the amount of work involved in
helping you means you fall outside the scope of this service the solicitor will advise you of this and refer you to a more appropriate legal service.  All appointments need to be booked through COTA NSW:

Phone: (02) 8268 9616
1800 449 102 Press 2 for Legal Pathways Line
(for callers outside Sydney metro)

For more information, please click on the following link:
http://www.cotansw.com.au/council-on-the-ageing-nsw-programs-and-initiatives-legal-pathways

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