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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:
Important! If you receive a formal or informal request by the ICAC or LECC you should seek legal advice before providing any information.
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:
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.
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:
15 May 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.