Finding an attorney

Public Legal Aid Offices offer the services of Public Legal Aid Attorneys. Also a private attorney may provide counsel in court proceedings.

Court proceedings

The applicant may choose between being represented by a Public Legal Aid Attorney or a private attorney. A Public Legal Aid Attorney is a lawyer who is employed by a Public Legal Aid Office. A private attorney may be either an Advocate (member of the Bar Association) or other lawyer licensed to assist clients in trials for legal assistance.

Normally, the person nominated by the recipient of legal aid is appointed as the attorney.

Other matters

In matters other than court proceedings, State-funded legal aid is provided solely by Public Legal Aid Attorneys.

Published 25.8.2014