Consultation for lawyers

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Consultation for lawyers

If you are a lawyer who has a client with intellectual disability, IDRS lawyers can:

  • help you understand issues faced by people with intellectual disability when talking to lawyers
  • discuss legal avenues open to people with intellectual disability
  • provide information about working with a client with intellectual disability

Consultation for lawyers

(02) 9318 0144
(9am-5pm, Monday to Friday)

Please mention that you are a lawyer.

Please call - (02) 9318 0144 between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday to talk to a lawyer.

Remember to identify yourself as a lawyer. If not urgent, our lawyers may need to make a time to call you back.

Consultation is usually only available for cases in New South Wales, but you might find consulting an IDRS lawyer helpful in matters in the federal court system where a person with intellectual disability is involved.

Types of matters we cover

  • care and protection matters (for parents with intellectual disability)
  • consumer rights
  • complaints about services
  • criminal matters
  • AVOs (Apprehended Violence Orders)
  • applications for Section 32 orders pursuant to the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 NSW
  • employment
  • fines
  • discrimination
  • guardianship and financial management
  • wills, estates and future planning
  • credit and debt