Legal Aid

Legal aid is the provision of assistance to people otherwise unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system. Legal aid is regarded as central in providing access to justice by ensuring equality before the law, the right to counsel and the right to a fair trial.

A number of delivery models for legal aid have emerged, including duty lawyers, community legal clinics and the payment of lawyers to deal with cases for individuals who are entitled to legal aid.

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Legal Aid By Country - United States
... A number of delivery models for legal aid have emerged ... lawyers are employed on salary solely to provide legal assistance to qualifying low-income clients, similar to staff doctors in a public hospital ... The "community legal clinic" model comprises non-profit clinics serving a particular community through a broad range of legal services (e.g ...
Legal Aid In The United States - System Today - Pro Bono
... The problem of chronic underfunding of legal aid traps the lower middle class in no-man's-land too rich to qualify for legal aid, too poor to pay an attorney in ... To remedy the ongoing shortage of legal aid services, some commentators have suggested that mandatory pro bono obligations ought to be required of all lawyers, just as physicians working in ... Bar Association in Orlando, Florida, which requires all bar members to participate in its Legal Aid Society, by either serving in a pro bono capacity or ...
Legal Aid Ontario - Clinics
... A major component of Legal Aid Ontario’s services are provided through the 77 community clinics (62 community clinics, 15 specialty clinics) and six Student Legal Aid Services ... Funded by Legal Aid Ontario, these organizations provide legal advice, and in some cases representation, primarily for civil law matters ...
List Of Statutory Instruments Of The United Kingdom, 1991 (1–1000) - 501-600
1991/523 Civil Legal Aid (General) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 S.I. 1991/526 Legal Advice and Assistance at Police Stations (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 S.I. 1991/527 Legal Advice and Assistance (Duty Solicitor) (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 S.I ...
Legal Aid In The United States
... Legal aid in the United States appeared as early as the 1870s, but for the most part, the U.S ... legal aid system remained piecemeal and underfunded until well into the 20th century ... to hire an attorney are not only guaranteed legal aid related to the charges, but they are guaranteed legal representation in the form of public defenders as well ...

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