Such matters include:
- simple petitionary matters, such as uncontested divorces
- criminal matters where only a fine is anticipated, and other clear matters, such as drunken driving
- matters pertaining to taxes or public charges
- matters where the claim is based on residency in a given municipality.
Public Legal Aid Offices do, however, provide advice also in these simple matters.
The client has a choice of a Public Legal Aid Attorney or a private attorney for his or her court proceedings.
However, legal aid is usually not granted if the applicant has legal expenses insurance that covers the matter at hand.