Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL)

Guidelines for Independent Children’s Lawyers

These Guidelines have been endorsed by the Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, the Family Court of Western Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

The National ICL website was developed by National Legal Aid to:

  • Provide information, news and resources to the public about the role of the ICL in Family Law proceedings; and
  • Provide exclusive ICL member only access to National and State/Territory resources, forums, news, events and training for all Legal Aid ICL panel practitioners across Australia via secure login.

It is hoped the ICL website will be an invaluable resource for ICLs across the country, supporting them in their work with children in vulnerable circumstances.