The president of Australia's peak body for the legal profession will visit Tasmania in August to speak with members about the scarcity of federal funding for the state's legal assistance sector.
Law Council of Australia president Arthur Moses SC said legal aid commissions and the community legal sector had been neglected by governments "for too long".
"This has had a real impact on [legal assistance services] being able to provide services to vulnerable members of our community, including in Tasmania," Mr Moses said.
"I work closely with my Tasmanian colleagues through the Law Council but am very much looking forward to visiting Tasmania to engage in ... important discussions on the ground.
"I am keen to discuss how the Law Council can continue to support the important work of the Tasmanian Law Society and Bar, and to speak to our members about the impacts of national policies and, most importantly, how we can continue to advocate for them at the federal level."
The Law Council represents more than 550 lawyers in Tasmania and more than 65,000 across Australia.
While in Tasmania, Mr Moses will attend a Law Society of Tasmania dinner, as well as a council meeting.
He said other issues he would be discussing while in the state would be "concerns raised by local Tasmanian legal practitioners" about Launceston's Family Court facilities.
Mr Moses noted that concerns around safety at the facilities had been aired, not only for judicial officers, but also lawyers and litigants. This stems from just a single point of entry into the courtroom and a lack of video facilities to provide a safe area for litigants or witnesses to give evidence form.