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legal aid

a means-tested benefit in the form of financial assistance for persons to meet the cost of advice and representation in legal proceedings
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The city's nine Labour MPs have written to the chief executive of the Legal Aid Agency calling on him to change the agency's decision to refuse legal aid to the families of 10 of the victims who are facing a fresh legal battle at the Court of Appeal.
Minister Kgathi said in terms of Section 4 of the Legal Aid Act of 2013, the objectives of Legal Aid Botswana were to provide legal advice, legal representation and public education on legal matters to indigent persons.
It's the legal aid organization that is setting the standard for others.
Commissioned by The Florida Bar Foundation, the study found that 33 Florida nonprofit civil legal aid organizations produced $600 million in economic impact with $83 million in total funding from sources including the Foundation, the Legal Services Corporation, local governments, donors, and others in 2015.
Lord Chancellor Michael Gove sued Charles Ete & Co after officials responsible for legal aid payments raised concerns about the firm's "billing practices" - and asked for repayment of more than PS795,000.
The centre's manager Michael Bates said: "We are thrilled to have been selected as finalists in the Legal Aid Firm/Not For Profit Agency category.
This paper discusses the issue of legal aid to women in Khartoum State by verifying the concept of legal aid itself at jurisprudential and legal levels, and the extent to which the Sudanese law adopts the device of legal aid in criminal and civil procedures.
He said in a judgment: "One of the many serious allegations made by the mother is that she was raped by the fatherHis application for legal aid has been rejected.
She said: "There has obviously been a lot of publicity in recent months about changes to the Legal Aid Scheme.
This brought with it a dramatic change in relation to the rules surrounding who would and wouldn't qualify for legal aid in family and matrimonial cases.
BARRISTERS are going on strike today to protest at cuts to the legal aid system.

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