Assistance and support
Supreme and District Courts - Civil
The Self-represented Litigants Service (SRLS) provides assistance and support to people who are representing themselves in civil cases in the Brisbane Supreme and District Courts. Inquiries about Magistrates Court matters should be referred to your local courthouse.
SRLS staff provide easy to understand information about court processes and help to facilitate the exchange of information between litigants and the court.
SRLS staff help self-represented litigants to:
- understand court rules and procedures
- locate forms, legislation and other supporting information
- access other agencies who may be able provide assistance.
Staff cannot provide legal advice, complete forms or paperwork, or advocate on behalf of litigants.
The service provides a resource room which offers photocopying equipment, a computer with internet access and a printer. If computer access is needed, photo identification and an email address is required to set up a personal user name and password which remains accessible for a period of 35 days.
Public telephones can be accessed on the ground floor within the QEII Court of Law Complex.
If you would like to speak with an SRLS Officer in person at the Court registry, please send an email requesting a booking to firstname.lastname@example.org. The service offers 30 minute appointments, which must be made in advance. Appointments are available, between 9am and 12 noon every Tuesday to Thursday.
Are you eligible for the SRLS?