The Victoria Legal Services Board Australia, has launched a new campaign to help build trust between lawyers and those seeking legal advice. The ‘Your Right to Ask’ campaign will help those seeking legal advice to better understand their lawyer’s ethical obligations. The campaign encourages people to ask their lawyers questions to better understand their rights and how they can be supported by a lawyer.
The campaign was developed in response to the Royal Commission into the management of Police Informants (Recommendation 76). The campaign has been developed between the Victoria Legal Services Board and commissioner, the Law Institute of Victoria, the Victoria Bar Association, Victoria Legal Aid and the Federation of Community Legal Centres, with support from a number of other legal organisations.
For the campaign, a simple checklist of questions people can ask their lawyers has been created to get the information they need on their lawyer’s obligations.