Role of Legal Aid
Legal advice and assistance
Legal Aid Bureau plays an important role to ensure that poor people have access to justice and legal remedies as provided for under section 41 of the Constitution. Legal Aid Bureau provides legal aid services to persons of insufficient means to hire private lawyers. Priority for legal aid is given to vulnerable groups, such as women, children, the elderly and the sick.
Legal Advice and Assistance
Legal Aid Bureau also provides general legal advice and assistance in all legal matters. This may include advice on how the law applies in particular circumstances, legal assistance in preventing and settling disputes and advice in court.