Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)

Field Officers

ALS has nearly 40 Aboriginal Field Officers working in ALS offices across NSW and ACT. Here are just a few of them.

Will, Criminal law Field Officer, ALS Lismore

Lyn, Criminal law Field Officer, ALS Griffith Arthur, Criminal law Field Officer, ALS Nowra


Field Officers are what makes our legal service different from other legal services. Our Field Officers are cultural translators and interpreters, and they operate between and on behalf of both our lawyers and our clients.

ALS Field Officers provide Aboriginal people with immediate access to advice and assistance with extra-legal problems.

Field Officers arrange for referral in appropriate cases to service providers, and they provide legal education in the community.

Criminal Law Field Officers assist lawyers talk to Aboriginal clients and their families.

Care and Protection Field Officers work closely with families who have had their children taken by Community Services NSW (used to be DoCS). 

Family law Field Officers work with families and individuals, assisting them through the legal process of  separation and divorce.



We have a film describing what an ALS Field Officer does. It was created by ALS Field Officers who have been doing the job for a long time. 
Watch the film here.


Want to contact a Field Officer in your local area?
Please phone 1800 765 767 for assistance.