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We can provide legal advice if you have been requested by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) or the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) to answer questions or attend an interview, or if you have been served with a:
Important! If you receive a formal or informal request by LECC or ICAC you should seek legal advice
before providing any information.
To receive legal assistance from the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) you must first complete an Application for Legal Assistance form and provide a copy of any Notice or Summons you have received.
You may, if the matter is urgent, make a telephone request for legal assistance, but this must be followed up with the Application Form, which must then be emailed, posted or faxed to this Office within 48 hours (see OGC Contact details).
Application for Legal Assistance Form (ICAC)
Application for Legal Assistance Form (LECC)
If your application is approved OGC can provide free legal services to ensure that you, in your dealings with the ICAC or LECC:
Firstly, you should contact the OGC. Participation in an interview after a request has been made is entirely voluntary. In addition, following an interview you may be asked to sign a statement prepared by Commission officers from the interview. This also is voluntary.
It is, however, mandatory to comply with
summonses issued by the ICAC or LECC to appear before them.
The assistance provided by this Office does
not extend to proceedings outside the ICAC or LECC.
Assistance with dismissal proceedings, criminal charges, disciplinary charges, defamation actions and so forth can be dealt with by
other agencies, solicitors or your union: