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Would You Cope in Court Without a Lawyer?

If you ever end up in court, chances are it’s for something pretty important.

Maybe someone owes you money that you need to pay the bills. 508 more words

HUMAN RIGHTS

A CREDIT TO THE PROFESSION

Believe it or not there is a streak of altruism that runs through the legal profession.  I would venture to suggest that the majority of  lawyers were originally  attracted to the profession, at least in part, by idealistic notions of working to make the world a better place, whether by advocating against injustice, defending the innocent. 257 more words

Law

Senior judge warns over 'shaming' impact of legal aid cuts

Mr Justice Bodey’s comments highlight judiciary’s dismay about MoJ’s slow progress reviewing effects of Legal Aid Act 

Mr Justice Bodey said he had sometimes had to cross-examine witnesses on litigants’ behalf. 645 more words

Hawaii's KHON2 Reports on Legal Assist Project

Word is getting out about our Legal Assist pilots in Hawaii and Alaska.  Watch our recent coverage on Hawaii’s KHON2 where Microsoft’s Dave Heiner explains how the portal will help people in Hawaii who are looking for assistance with their legal issues. 12 more words

Access To Justice

Alberta Justice officials say people have wrong idea about legal-aid fee

Alberta Justice officials say an up-front fee from $25 to $150 for legal-aid clients has been the victim of misperceptions.

READ MORE: Inadequate funding for legal aid puts fair trials in jeopardy, experts warn… 144 more words

Politics

Legal Aid update 2

I have been in touch with the Ministry of Justice and they are willing to entertain my proposal of ‘distance supervision’ due to the dearth of legal aid providers for ACC in NZ. 32 more words

Legal Aid

Legal Aid update

After a bit of research, the bad news is that there are only three [3] legal aid providers for ACC in the entire country.

That is a pretty shocking statistic.

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