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legal services

A generic term for services in the UK which provide the information, advice and legal help by solicitors and others in the legal profession.

Examples, free legal services
Citizens Advice Bureau (locally); Legal Services Commission (nationally).
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The Interim National Constitution declared that: "Any accused person has the right to defend himself/herself in person or through a lawyer of his/her own choice and to have legal aid assigned to him/her by the State where he/she is unable to defend him/herself in serious offences" (5).
Mr Givan said: "The public will be shocked that once again, despite reductions in criminal legal aid fees, we've barristers earning hundreds of thousands of pounds from legal aid.
Sri Lanka welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers which examines the relevance and the possibilities of providing legal aid to individuals who come into contact with the law but cannot afford the costs of legal advice, counsel and representation.
The cuts which the UK government intends to make to the legal aid budget threaten the very core of our justice system, the barrister claimed.
The pounds 2bn-a-year government Legal Aid budget pays for legal advice and court representation for thousands of Coventry and Warwickshire people who can't afford it.
Those whom legal aid programs cannot help must navigate the complex court system alone.
What come out of that consultation was the need to produce information about what Legal Aid does in the Aboriginal oral tradition of storytelling, said King.
Taylor was hauled in front of the Scottish Legal Aid Board after his scam was exposed by the Daily Record.
Legal Aid is the single largest provider of criminal defense services for the City of New York; represents most of the juveniles appearing in Family Court as legal guardian; and has one of the most diverse civil legal practices of any public interest legal organization in the country.
Legal Aid in Alberta was officially established on July 1, 1970 by an agreement between the Law Society of Alberta and the provincial Attorney General to deal with both criminal and civil matters.
* the need for an immediate federal commitment to continue to fund and to increase the level of funding under the criminal legal aid agreement, and for longer term funding to provide stability to legal aid delivery;
In November, the National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group based in Falls Church, Virginia, charged that funds from a $171,000 grant from the September 11th Fund to the Legal Aid Society of New York were being used to provide free legal assistance to Arabs detained after the attack on immigration violations.

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