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Joshua Petrin's legal bills paid by public funds to ensure fair trial

In some court cases you may be surprised to learn who’s footing the bill.

Earlier this week, testimony from Crown witnesses concluded in the Joshua Petrin first-degree murder and the defence told court it would not call evidence which meant Petrin would not take the stand. 685 more words

Crime

DOJ/NSF White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable Report on Access to Justice Research

I have been much remiss in not blogging earlier about this important and very timely Report from the Department of Justice (NIJ and ATJ) and the National Science Foundation on Research in Access to Justice.  1,083 more words

Access To Justice Generally

A Game With No Rules

Twenty-three years ago I commenced pupillage. It is a good job that this is being written on an iPad so the solitary tear that has just dropped from my eye has not smudged the ink. 1,715 more words

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Bangladesh: Legal aid for workers

Muhammad Mahdy Hassan

Honourable Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina made a declaration in 2013 to establish separate Legal Aid Cell Office aiming to provide legal aid at free of cost for the workers who are deprived of getting access to justice. 595 more words

Lost in transition - EU financed legal aid programme between Serbia and Kosovo falters

by Massimo Moratti

Since 2012, I have been informing the readers on some key developments in the field of property rights, as they emerged from the practice of a legal aid project in Serbia for refugees from Bosnia and Croatia as well as displaced persons from Kosovo*. 1,644 more words

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We Now Have Data To Help Prioritize ATJ Strategic Focuses

Yesterday, when I blogged about the first good national sample data on numbers of self-represented cases, and particularly on those who face a lawyer alone, I promised additional more broken down data. 265 more words

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