ALSWA provides legal aid services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout Western Australia in accordance with grant conditions imposed by the Commonwealth Attorney General's Department.
ALSWA has a head office in Perth and offices in 14 country locations.
An Executive Committee, consisting of elected Aboriginal community representatives from around the State, governs ALSWA. The 8 electoral regions that determine the representatives are shown below.
The Committee meets four times a year to make decisions influencing operational procedures, organisational functions and policy directions of the Service. The Executive Committee may form sub-committees on specific issues as it sees the need.
The internal management structure consists of:
Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for overall management;
Responsible for office management, finance and human resource issues;
Director, Legal Services
Responsible for the professional conduct of legal practitioners and management of ALSWA's legal practice.
Deputy Director, Legal Services
Assist the Director, Legal Services in managing ALSWA's statewide legal practice.
- Central Desert
- Central (Metropolitan)
- South West
- West Kimberley
- East Kimberley