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Worcester-based advocacy charity project offers free legal aid to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in ...

Worcester News - ‎8 hours ago‎
The organisation has been running its advocacy service for more than 20 years and in recent years has seen a rise in the number of people it helps needing legal advice on a range of issues such as divorce, access and contact with children, employment ...

Rotherham abuse gang given £500000 in legal aid

The Star - ‎6 hours ago‎
More than £500,000 was spent on legal aid defending a Rotherham child sexual exploitation gang. A total of £529,000 was spent on defending brothers Arshid and Basharat Hussain along with their co-defendants during a two-month trial at Sheffield Crown ...

KRW Law nominated in two categories at legal aid awards

Irish Legal News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Belfast firm KRW Law has been nominated in two categories at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) awards. The awards, which are run on a not-for-profit basis by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG), were opened up to lawyers in Northern Ireland ...

Rotherham child-sex gang cost taxpayer more than £500000 in legal aid

Daily Mail - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The child-sex gang which groomed, raped and abused 15 teenage girls in Rotherham cost the taxpayer more than £500,000 in legal aid, it has been revealed. Five of the six offenders were jailed for a combined total of 102 years in February, and the ...

Local attorneys boost Legal Aid efforts in Randolph

Asheboro Courier Tribune - ‎19 hours ago‎
Editor's note: When Legal Aid of North Carolina lost some $1.5 million through cuts to state and other funding sources, the Greensboro office was forced to eliminate eight positions and drastically undercut its services to Randolph County's domestic ...
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Is it unjust to give free legal aid to serious criminals?

Irish Examiner - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The free criminal legal aid scheme can be emotive, and cases arise that make the public feel victimised, particularly when those cases are a reminder that the scheme makes payments of €50m a year.

LAA loses legal aid contract challenge

Law Gazette - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The High Court has quashed the Legal Aid Agency's decision not to allow a London firm to join an additional duty solicitor scheme following the government's decision to abandon its controversial criminal legal aid reforms. MK Law Solicitors won 10 ...

New program provides Nevada veterans free legal help

Las Vegas Review-Journal - ‎16 hours ago‎
Adam Laxalt, Nevada attorney general, works with James Dorsey and Doris Haynes and assists them with their will during a military appreciation event at the Texas Station hotel-casino in Las Vegas on Monday, May 23, 2016.
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The Civil Legal Aid Community Needs its Own Affordable Care Act

Huffington Post - ‎May 20, 2016‎
When someone living in poverty is unlawfully evicted from their apartment or faces employment discrimination, it's a civil legal aid lawyer who intervenes—a public defender of sorts for any legal problem that isn't criminal. The demand for these ...

Legal aid denied for inquest into Mile End Park death

BBC News - ‎May 18, 2016‎
A woman whose daughter died while playing in an east London park has said it is "disgraceful" she has been denied legal aid for the inquest. Alexia Walenkaki, 5, was playing on a rope swing in Mile End Park when a tree trunk holding the swing fell on her.
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Legal aid 'safety net' scheme lawful, appeal court rules

Law Gazette - ‎May 20, 2016‎
In a judgment described by the Law Society as 'disappointing', the Court of Appeal today overturned a ruling that the government's safety net scheme for people denied civil legal aid is unlawful. Giving judgment in Director of legal aid casework and ...

Law Society launches survey on financial viability of legal aid firms

Law Society of Scotland (press release) (blog) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The Law Society of Scotland has launched an online survey on the financial viability of legal aid work in Scotland. The Society is asking solicitors who carry out civil, criminal and children's legal aid work to complete a confidential questionnaire to ...

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Erasing 76 Crimes - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The Ugandan government must put an end to a series of break-ins targeting human rights organizations, which culminated May 22 in the murder of a security guard at the offices of HRAPF, the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum.

Why we should start caring about cuts to art and legal aid

Crikey (registration) - ‎May 22, 2016‎
As a criminal lawyer with over 20 years' experience, and as an artist and curator, I have been reflecting on the steady cuts to legal aid and the arts. One of the reasons why governments act with impunity against artists and legal aid services is ...

Legal Aid helps the helpless; understanding a 50B

Asheboro Courier Tribune - ‎May 21, 2016‎
THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN - Encouragement is an important part of dealing with domestic violence victims. Legal Aid attorney Jennifer Wilson says that along with providing representation in court, she assures a client that 'she can do this.
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Robes flow and wigs worn at rally for Legal Aid justice

The Age - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Pearls, barristers' robes and wigs mingled with suits and heels, as hundreds gathered to protest successive cuts to Legal Aid that have eroded legal assistance to society's poorest. Retired Supreme Court Justice Betty King told the crowd that Legal Aid ...

Legal Aid Council Hosts Justice Fair May 21

Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The Legal Aid Council (LAC) is inviting all residents in Spanish Town and surrounding communities to a Justice Fair this Saturday (May 21), at Jose Marti High School.

FG should develop national strategy to elevate provision of Legal Aid —Ayorinde

National Mirror - ‎May 22, 2016‎
A former Pro- Chancellor /Chairman, Governing Council, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State and the current Chairman Legal Aid Council, in this interview with WALE IGBINTADE speaks on the appointment of SANs and the ...
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Family violence legal aid boost of $30 million won't solve crisis: Lawyers

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 11, 2016‎
Cash-strapped services that provide free legal help to family violence victims will share in a one-off $30 million funding boost but lawyers warn it comes amid greater cuts and will not solve the national legal aid crisis. Attorney-General George ...