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legal aid

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


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

Money or legal services granted to people who otherwise cannot afford to employ an attorney.
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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.
Legal aid barristers' fees were PS33.3million of which payments to the top 100 were just under PS21million.
Geneva, June 2 -- Sri Lanka has observed that the Legal Aid Commission of Sri Lanka primarily funded by the state, covers most parts of the country with approximately 70 legal aid centres, including in the former conflict-affected areas, and records a high caseload and provision of services.
PLANS to slash pounds 350m from the legal aid bill will hit the vulnerable most - and be a false economy, Elfyn Llwyd has warned.
ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Central Free Legal Aid Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) strongly condemned the murder of Faizan Haider, Faheem and Ibad-ur-Rehman by Raymond Davis, an American citizen at Lahore and decided to extend all assistance to legal heirs of deceased.
CHARITIES helping vul S -nerable people get justice are calling on the government to protect Legal Aid payments from cuts.
Then, their legal aid attorney stepped in and got the mortgage company to dismiss the eviction.
Bullying, marijuana use, assault, gangs, murder, break and enter, robbery and shoplifting are the topics explored by a Native theatre group in partnership with Legal Aid of Saskatchewan for high school students.
What came out of that consultation was the need to produce information about what Legal Aid does in the Aboriginal oral tradition of storytelling, said King.
A BENT lawyer who raked in a fortune by paying junkies to sign bogus legal aid claims has been banned by law chiefs.
Lang, partner at Butler Rogers Baskett architects has been honored by The Legal Aid Society for his outstanding pro bono design services for Legal Aid Society's Harlem Branch office.

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