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LEGAL AID MOBILE UNIT VISITS COMMUNITIES

Posted by SR (riley) on Jan 20 2017 at 1:23 AM
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The recently launched Legal Aid Council Mobile Justice Unit started  visiting locations this month.The Legal Aid Council, through their mobile unit, will be providing free consultation, advice and complete court assignments for clients with criminal matters.

Explaining the purpose of the unit, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Council, Mr. Hugh Faulkner, said that there are many persons with legal issues who, based on limited resources, cannot afford those services. Mr. Faulkner highlighted that there are no consultation fees and “persons can come and have access to an attorney to assist with criminal matters in court and to even assist with matters of their family members who are in custody and have not received court dates”. The Legal Aid mobile unit is part of the Government’s Strategic Priority to honour the rule of law and provide timely justice outcomes.

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