Apply for Assistance
We can provide legal advice if you have been requested by the NSW 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:
- Notice to provide a Statement of Information; or a
- Notice to provide documents or other things; or a
- Summons to Appear and Give Evidence.
Important! If you receive a formal or informal request by the ICAC or LECC you should seek legal advice
before providing any information.
Making an application
To receive legal assistance from DCJ Legal 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 DCJ Contact details).
Application for Legal Assistance Form (ICAC)
Application for Legal Assistance Form (LECC)
If your application is approved, DCJ Legal can provide free legal services to ensure that you, in your dealings with the ICAC or LECC:
- Understand your rights and obligations in relation to that Commission;
- Are treated fairly;
- Understand the requirements of the particular process served upon you;
- Understand the methods and procedures used by the body; and
- Are legally represented at hearings in appropriate circumstances.
If you receive a request for an interview by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) or the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC)
Firstly, you should contact DCJ Legal. 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 is also voluntary.
It is, however, mandatory to comply with a Summons to Appear issued by the ICAC or LECC.
Assistance beyond ICAC and LECC Proceedings
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, private solicitors or your union: