Indigenous Enterprise Legal Assistance


Information for solicitors

The Law Society of NSW and the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce have partnered to deliver the Indigenous Enterprise Legal Assistance (IELA) scheme. The IELA scheme is a referral scheme aiming to provide free legal assistance to eligible Indigenous enterprises. The Law Society receives referrals from the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (NSW ICC).

The NSW ICC refers to the IELA scheme clients eligible under the IELA scheme criteria.

Referrals are made wherever possible to solicitors prepared to act without fee for non-complex services. Clients are permitted to request up to three referrals.

Pro bono legal work comprises of legal services provided on a no-fee basis. As a general rule clients are expected to pay for external disbursements.

Further information about the scheme, including eligibility criteria and contact details, can be found here