This CPD will assist those interested in taking on pro bono clients, or those new to the jurisdiction. The presenters will give an overview of the scheme and the Act, and the legal issues commonly involved in a dispute about access or about supports. They will also provide guidance on how you should present your case and issues you may encounter with evidence and expert witnesses.
Other topics specific to NDIS hearings at the AAT include:
- Conferencing prior to the AAT hearing
- Expedited hearings where the individual is at significant risk
- Working without an instructing solicitor and/or non-legal advocates (such as the Rights Information and Advocacy Centre)
- Accessibility issues for people with disability at hearings