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legal aid

n.
Legal assistance provided, as by a specially established organization, for those unable to afford an attorney.

legal aid

n
(Law) a means-tested benefit in the form of financial assistance for persons to meet the cost of advice and representation in legal proceedings

le′gal aid′


n.
free legal service to persons unable to pay for a lawyer.

legal aid

Money or legal services granted to people who otherwise cannot afford to employ an attorney.
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BIRMINGHAM'S Labour MPs have called on the Legal Aid Agency to reverse its refusal of legal aid to families of Birmingham Pub Bombings victims.
The statutory mandate of Legal Aid Botswana does not extend to rendering services to persons with financial means, says Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Mr Shaw Kgathi.
Lawyers in WilmerHale's Washington DC office raised $135,000 for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia's annual Generous Associates Campaign, a fundraiser run by associates at DC law firms each summer.
With funding for civil legal aid in Florida at its lowest point in 10 years, a new study shows that every dollar spent on civil legal services for the state's low-income residents yields more than $7 in economic impacts.
Ms Gascoyne has played a pivoltal role in the Legal Aid strike that took place last year in protest against cuts to the legal aid system.
A HIGH COURT judge has ordered a firm of solicitors to repay around PS800,000 of taxpayers' money it had been given for legal aid work.
STAFF at Birmingham Community Law Centre have been shortlisted for a national Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award.
Gerry Tierney was removed from the Scottish Legal Aid Board's (SLAB) list of solicitors after breaching their code of conduct.
It focuses on the situation of legal aid to women in Khartoum State for many reasons as follows: First, The women crimes in Khartoum State increased in the last two years, as they reached 51,7% of the total crimes in the State (Ministry of Interior 2009; Ministry of Interior 2010).
A WOMAN is to be grilled in court by her alleged rapist after he was refused legal aid because of Government cuts.
Family law solicitors Makin Dixon, which has premises at Queen Street in Huddersfield and has its head office in Bradford, was named Legal Aid Law Firm of the Year by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group as well as being named Niche Law Firm in the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards.
AS part of the Government's efforts to cut the legal aid bill by PS270m, April 2013 saw the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) come into force, limiting the availability of legal aid funding and affecting as many as 600,000 people.

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