The Australian Capital Territory Legal Assistance Forum (ACTLAF) was established in May 2008 to improve coordination between legal assistance services in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and to encourage collaborative service delivery. ACTLAF comprises representatives of all legal assistance providers in the ACT, namely, the five community legal centres, the Aboriginal Legal Service, Legal Aid ACT and the ACT Law Society. The ACT Aboriginal Justice Centre and the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate are also represented on ACTLAF. ACTLAF meets quarterly and also has a number of inter-agency working groups that collaborate on projects to improve the delivery of legal aid services, streamline the referral of clients between agencies and share resources and expertise.
The principal theme of ACTLAF is collaboration and cooperation between service providers