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Hazel Stewart denied legal aid for inheritance wrangle

U.TV - ‎15 hours ago‎
And her barrister went into court today to have the case put on hold again because legal aid has now been refused.Eugene McKenna said: "At present Mrts Stewart has no funding in the case.

Birmingham's legal aid bill jumps to £31.5m

Birmingham Mail - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Birmingham's legal aid bill saw a major jump last year and is becoming one of the most expensive in the country despite Government cuts.
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This Woman Created The Uber of Legal Aid

Forbes - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Donna Peel is using sharing-economy principles and woman power to help fill a dire need for legal-aid lawyers. Peel is the founder of Pro Bono Network, an Oak Park, Ill.

Zane Gbangbola's parents demonstrate for legal aid at Magna Carta sculpture

Get Surrey - ‎16 hours ago‎
Tests suggesting carbon monoxide poisoning was the cause have been contested by his parents, who believe their son, who went to St George's Junior School in Weybridge, was killed when floodwater, contaminated by deadly cyanide gas, leaked into their ...

Legal aid firm bullish on national plans

Law Gazette - ‎5 hours ago‎
A key player in the criminal legal aid market has reacted to the prospect of rate cuts by announcing an ambitious expansion plan.
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Budget oversight leaves legal aid fuming

Australasian Lawyer - ‎6 hours ago‎
“The ongoing funding crisis in legal aid means thousands of disadvantaged and middle Australians are having to represent themselves in court, causing untold stress and injustice.

TD's free legal aid

Irish Times - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Sir, - The decision by Judge Melanie Greally to assign free legal aid to Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy raises a number of questions.

Budget 2016: Lawyers to rally over legal aid shortfall

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The principle that everyone is equal before the law is "not a priority" for the government, a senior barrister has declared, after Attorney-General George Brandis all but confirmed the budget would not add funding needed to quell the legal aid crisis.

Feds Provide Money For Legal Aid To Help Incarcerated Young Adults In Milwaukee Find Work

Wisconsin Public Radio News - ‎13 hours ago‎
A federal program will try to help young adults in Milwaukee who have been behind bars find housing and a job. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is giving the city $100,000 to provide legal services for adults, ages 18 to 24, who ...

A Victorian time warp? No, it's a Legal Aid battle that's been dragging on for more than 30 years

This is Money - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
J.B. writes: I am sending you copies of correspondence with the Legal Aid Agency about a legal matter dating back more than 30 years.

Editorial: HKFP editor offered legal aid to take action against HK gov't over media access

Hong Kong Free Press - ‎12 hours ago‎
It is the view of HKFP's legal partners that hindering digital news outlets from access to government press conferences and press releases is a breach of the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance.

Legal Aid for Poor Put at Risk by Proposal to Break Up California State Bar, Claim Critics

AllGov - ‎15 hours ago‎
Carving off a regulatory agency focused just on the public-protection issues of lawyer licensing and discipline from other state bar activities could cripple the bar's work to promote legal aid services and access to justice for the poor and middle ...

Serial rapist wins thousands in legal aid to sue prison bosses because THEY can't stop him offending - ‎May 1, 2016‎
A serial rapist is getting legal aid to sue prison bosses because they are not doing enough to stop him offending. David Beattie is using thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money to claim he should be on rehabilitation courses in jail - despite already ...
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Ruth Coppinger: Paul Murphy granted legal aid because costs could 'exceed €100000'

Newstalk 106-108 fm - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The Anti Austerity Alliance TD faces charges of falsely imprisoning acting Tánaiste Joan Burton during a water charges protest almost 18 months ago.

Legal aid cuts have led to surge in DIY defence, says charity

The Guardian - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
A new report, Justice Denied, suggests that a combination of legal aid cuts, complex bureaucracy and inadequate support and information for defendants have led to a surge in people appearing in court without a lawyer.

Legal Aid Establishes Post-Conviction Position

New York Law Journal (registration) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Loftis, who started work for Legal Aid on Monday, leads the organization's criminal appeals bureau, the parole revocations defense unit, the DNA unit and the digital forensics unit.

Lawyer stands up against legal aid cuts

Australasian Lawyer - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Australia's attorney-general George Brandis made a statement on Friday in response to a 2014 report calling for additional funding to offset cuts in every state and territory in recent years, which have denied people of legal representation. Mr Brandis ...

Massachusetts legal aid advocates seek $10 million boost in state aid

Berkshire Eagle (subscription) - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
PITTSFIELD - Legal aid advocates say a $30 million boost in state aid would greatly increase the commonwealth's impoverished chances of getting proper representation in divorce cases, custody battles, foreclosures and other civil matters.

Legal aid warns services will go due to funding shortfall after Government responds to Productivity Commission report

ABC Online - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Legal aid groups say they are deeply disappointed by the Federal Government's long-awaited response to the Productivity Commission's report on legal aid, warning they will have to slash services to deal with a looming funding shortfall.

Legal Aid Ontario funds new injured worker lawyer

Manitoulin Expositor - ‎1 hour ago‎
AUNDECK OMNI KANING—Winds of change have come to Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) with the announcement of an additional $3.3 million in funding to expand client services to address the unmet needs of low income Ontarians, vulnerable and specific client ...