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  Legal aid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A rather Machiavellian argument is that legal aid upholds the rule of law and stabilizes society as a whole, by enabling the poor to regularly seek redress of their grievances through formal legal processes; otherwise, it is likely that the poor will resort to highly destructive self-help measures like rioting.
Legal aid in Ontario is administered by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO).
Legal Aid is available to low income individuals and disadvantaged communities for a variety of legal problems, including criminal matters, family disputes, immigration and refugee hearings and poverty law issues such as landlord/tenant disputes, disability support and family benefits payments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legal_aid   (1679 words)

 Legal Aid for Divorce in England
Legal Aid plays a particularly important role in divorce proceedings or, more accurately, in proceedings concerning the matrimonial property and has an unfair effect on the legal costs of the respective parties in any proceedings where one party is legally aided but the other is not.
If one party is legally aided and the other is not then even if the party who is not legally aided is successful in the proceedings he\she cannot usually recover his\her legal costs from the loser as would usually be the case.
This often means that the wife is eligible for legal aid in matrimonial proceedings whereas the husband is not.
www.terry.co.uk /legaid.html   (702 words)

 Civil Legal Aid
Legal aid for non-criminal cases is known as civil legal aid and has been available since 1979.
You must first show that you are eligible and that you meet the criteria for obtaining legal advice or the criteria for obtaining legal aid.
If the legal matter in question is a marriage dispute and both spouses are eligible for legal aid, they should be represented by different law centres.
www.oasis.gov.ie /justice/civil_legal_aid/legal_aid_intro.html   (646 words)

 Legal Aid Justice Center
"Legal Aid is at the center of the last line of defense for the basic civil liberties of the poor.
Through legal representation, community education, and statewide advocacy, the Legal Aid Justice Center works both to eliminate the immediate symptoms and to address the underlying causes of poverty in Virginia.
Legal Aid recognizes that training, mentoring, and supporting low-income families are necessary to solve problems that threaten to erode the integrity and health of the entire community.
www.justice4all.org   (413 words)

 Legal Aid
Legal Aid Services are nonprofit corporations that provide free legal assistance to low income clients with non-criminal problems.
Clients and Legal Aid staff in each community where there is a Legal Aid office have worked together to determine what would be the most important legal assistance for low-income people in their area.
A Legal Aid office may not be able to accept a case, even if it is the kind that the office generally handles.
www.osbar.org /public/ris/LowCostLegalHelp/LegalAid.html   (1503 words)

 Scottish Legal Aid Board Online
Legal aid allows people who would not otherwise be able to afford it to get help for their legal problems.
The Board reports that 428,821 grants of legal aid were made, which was 3% lower than the previous year.
The rise is mainly because of an increase in the number of grants and costs of criminal legal aid.
www.slab.org.uk   (547 words)

 Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a private, non-profit law office that represents low-income individuals in the area of family law and assists children and adults who are victims of domestic violence to obtain protective orders.
Legal Aid Society also assists adults and children who are victims of domestic violence to obtain protective orders and civil stalking injunctions from the court regardless of their income.
Legal Aid Society has a staff of dedicated professionals who work hard to protect the legal interests of our clients.
www.lasslc.org   (180 words)

 The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia was formed in 1932 to provide civil legal aid to individuals, families and communities in the District who could not otherwise afford to hire a lawyer.
Legal Aid staff and volunteers provide a continuum of services from client education to full representation before a court or an administrative tribunal.
The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary next year and we are in the planning stages for a grand celebration of 75 years of service to the Washington D.C. community.
www.legalaiddc.org   (788 words)

 :: Home Page of the Legal Aid Board of South Africa ::
The Legal Aid Board settled the Ellis Park court case on behalf of 37 families for a total of R5,5 million.
The Legal Aid Board CEO, Vidhu Vedalankar, shared the achievements, challenges and highlights from the last financial year with the attendees.
She reported that the Legal Aid Board had done well in terms of achieving its mandate — a national infrastructure was in place and 84% of the LAB services delivery was done through it’s fully functional 57 Justice Centres and 35 Satellite Offices.”
www.legal-aid.co.za   (1034 words)

 LSA - Legal Aid Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Criminal legal aid explains how to get legal help when you’re dealing with the Police or when you’re in court on a criminal charge.
Civil/family legal aid explains how to get legal help when you have a private dispute or other non-criminal problem that will go, or could go, to court.
The website also includes a financial self-assessment form for civil/family legal aid – you can fill this in to get a general idea of whether you might get legal aid.
www.lsa.govt.nz /general/lag/lag_home.htm   (504 words)

 FindLaw: Legal Services Resources
Legal Help for People of Modest Means Lists programs that the ABA believes are creative initiatives in the delivery of legal services to people who do not qualify for subsidized legal services and yet lack the income to retain traditional legal representation.
Legal Aid Society of New York City Provider of legal services to the indigent in New York City.
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Mission is to provide high-quality legal assistance and equal access to justice for low-income people.
www.findlaw.com /14firms/legalaid.html   (1395 words)

 Legal Aid of North Carolina - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Legal Aid of NC is committed to equal justice for all people.
Mission: Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity.
Legal advise is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation.
www.legalaidnc.org   (548 words)

 Oikeuslaitos - Legal aid

Legal aid is there to give individuals the possibility to obtain assistance for legal matters fully or partially at the expense of the state.
However, legal aid is usually not granted if the applicant has legal expenses insurance that covers the matter at hand.
The victim of serious violent crime or sexual crime may be provided with a trial counsel at the expense of the state, regardless of his or her financial status.
www.oikeus.fi /8852.htm   (296 words)

 LSC: America's Partner for Equal Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) today released “Documenting the Justice Gap in America: The Current Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-Income Americans,” a report that concludes that at least 80 percent of the civil legal needs of low-income Americans are not being met.
The Atlanta Legal Aid Society, along with the AARP, former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, and the law firm Bondurant, Mixon and Elmore forced a settlement on behalf of 14 clients they were representing in a legal battle with Stewart Financing Company, a sub-prime lender charged by the Federal Trade Commission with deceiving consumers.
LSC President Helaine M. Barnett was invited as a guest of the Legal Aid Foundation of Taiwan to participate in their 2005 International Forum on Legal Aid in Taipei, Taiwan on October 15-17, 2005.
www.lsc.gov   (696 words)

 About the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission is provided a grant from the Province of Nova Scotia under the Department of Justice (Attorney General).
There is an Adult Criminal and Young Offender Legal Aid Agreement which provides for a federal contribution to the cost of adult criminal and young offender legal aid in the Province and imposes obligations on the Province to provide certrain levels of service.
Legal services are provided mainly in the areas of family and criminal law.
www.gov.ns.ca /just/legad.htm   (361 words)

 Iowa Legal Aid Website
Iowa Legal Aid, along with attorneys across the state who take part in Volunteer Lawyer Projects, will help nearly 50,000 Iowans this year.
Iowa Legal Aid is working for fairness for low-income Iowans.
Illinois 351 U.S. This site was created by Iowa Legal Aid, HELP Legal Assistance of Davenport and the Volunteer Lawyer Projects of Iowa Legal Aid, the Iowa State Bar Association and the Polk County Bar Association.
www.iowalegalaid.org   (161 words)

The Legal Aid Corporation of Tippecanoe County is a not-for-profit United Way agency that provides low-cost legal assistance to low-income residents who cannot otherwise obtain an attorney.
Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters or those involving fee-generating litigation.
The Legal Aid Corporation of Tippecanoe County began serving the community in 1971 with a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. The idea for Legal Aid originated from area lawyers who found many Tippecanoe County residents unable to obtain a lawyer due to financial constraints.
www.dcwi.com /~lactc   (199 words)

 Legal Aid Ontario
January 30, 2006 - LAW Day 2006: Legal Aid Ontario is sponsoring a Grade 5 Poster Contest as part of Law Week 2006 activities.
Legal Aid Online will be unavailable Sunday April 9th from 8am until noon.
Legal Aid Online - Legal Aid Online is a secure website for lawyers and legal office staff to submit accounts online and view the status of accounts.
www.legalaid.on.ca /en   (286 words)

 Jacksonville Area Legal Aid offers free legal assistance
egal Aid is a not for profit agency which provides civil legal assistance to low income persons who call to obtain private legal assistance.
Legal Aid is an equal opportunity service provider and does not discriminate in respect to race, sex, national origin, religion, disability, or age.
The mission of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc. is to obtain and provide high quality legal assistance to low income and other special need groups and to stimulate and empower groups of poor people to accomplish energetic and affirmative advocacy, all to alleviate the circumstances, incidents and causes of poverty.
www.jaxlegalaid.org   (216 words)

 Atlanta Legal Aid Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Ortiz's case pro bono, she would not have been able to obtain legal representation as she was out of work for several weeks in order to receive the medical treatment she needed.
Every year, Atlanta Legal Aid helps hundreds of families who have been victimized by violence in the home, with protective orders, divorces, and other court orders.
Atlanta Legal Aid works in partnership with agencies that provide other supports for victims of domestic violence.
www.atlantalegalaid.org   (1094 words)

 Home - Legal Aid University
Legal Aid University provides you and your staff with the knowledge, skills, and values you need to make a difference for low-income, vulnerable, and marginalized communities.
Using proven teaching methods and technologies, we will raise the quality and effectiveness of your practice to achieve the legal aid mission.
View clips from the inspirational video that captures the insights and experiences of legal aid attorneys.
www.legalaiduniversity.org   (110 words)

 Legal Services: Legal Aid, Paralegal Assistance & Community Legal Services.
Legal Services: Legal Aid, Paralegal Assistance & Community Legal Services.
Legal services: legal aid, paralegal services, legal assistance & community legal services.
Our office provides legal assistance in English/Spanish with reasonable rates.
www.communitylegalaid.com   (145 words)

 Legal Aid Society of Hawaii - Free Legal Services
The Affordable Lawyers Project (ALP) offers low-cost legal services to individuals who do not qualify for free services from Legal Aid.
These materials may not be reproduced without written permission of the Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i.
The publications provided at this website are designed to provide general information and should not be utilized as a substitute for professional legal service.
www.legalaidhawaii.org   (301 words)

 Bay Area Legal Aid
Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is the largest provider of free civil legal services in the Bay Area.
Our seven regional offices work together to provide high quality legal assistance to low-income people regardless of their location, language, or disability.
If the legal problem requires an attorney's attention, the LAL schedules an appointment at one of BayLegal's six regional offices.
www.baylegal.org   (131 words)

 Legal Services Agency - Pokapu Ratonga Ture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Agency is helping people access justice through legal services, including legal aid, for those who have the greatest need and are least able to pay.
Legal Aid Guide - What is legal aid and how to get it.
Analysis of the supply, distribution and assignment to legal aid providers in New Zealand
www.lsa.govt.nz   (140 words)

 Legal Aid Around the World
Pine Tree Legal Assistance will maintain here links to websites providing information about legal aid and legal services for the poor around the world.
Legal Aid and Advice in England and Wales
Legal Aid and Advisory Authority (Trinidad and Tobago)
www.ptla.org /international.htm   (507 words)

 Civil Legal Information in Virginia
Here you will be able to get answers to legal questions, find a legal aid office near you, find court information and/or find public forms you may need.
VaLegalAid.org is a project of legal aid offices across Virginia, the Virginia Poverty Law Center, the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, and the Legal Services Corporation.
Resources for legal aid lawyers, probono attorneys, law students and other advocates.
www.valegalaid.org   (220 words)

 Legal Aid Calculator
Use the CLS Direct Legal Aid Calculator to see if you are eligible for legal aid.
The CLS Direct Legal Aid Calculator allows you to find out if you could get legal aid (CLS-funded help) for a civil case.
You can do this by using the CLS Legal Adviser Directory, which has details of all solicitors and legal advisers in England and Wales who have the Community Legal Service Quality Mark.
www.clsdirect.org.uk /legalhelp/calculator.jsp?lang=en   (210 words)

 Legal Aid Society - - Welcome
The Legal Aid Society is a non-profit organization that provides civil legal assistance to families and individuals in poverty in 15 counties in Kentucky.
Clients turn to Legal Aid for civil legal problems that threaten their health and safety and the stability of their families.
Legal Aid Society • 425 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. • Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 584-1254
www.laslou.org   (387 words)

 Department for Constitutional Affairs - Legal Policy - Legal Aid
This section covers legal aid, public funding, Community Legal Service (CLS) legislation and relevant reports and consultation papers.
Civil legal aid and advice: reports March 2006
Community Legal Service: Financial conditions for funding by the Legal Services Commission - Revised Eligibility Limits [responses were sought by 1 May 2001] [RESPONSE - 11 July 2001]
www.dca.gov.uk /laid/laidfr.htm   (399 words)

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