Areas in which the Legal Aid Committee provides assistance include legal representation, access to justice, access to necessary information and relevant resources. The Council also provides legal advice, accurate information and clear guidelines on the protection of human rights. Many of these hotlines have been set up by various organizations in recent years, and the need to integrate them and work with the primary legal aid provider is crucial to achieving the goal of fairness for all. “Each centre oversees between 10 and 20 courts, which means that legal representatives spend most of their time in court. We needed to use technology to streamline and expedite processes so that our Justice Centre staff could spend their time effectively delivering services. We provide professional legal advice and representation to those who cannot afford legal aid South Africa derives its mandate from Article 35 of the Constitution. For the purposes of this article, every person arrested, detained or accused shall have the right to a fair trial, including the right to have a lawyer engaged by and at the expense of the State. Legal Aid South Africa`s mission is to provide legal assistance to those who cannot afford legal representation. This includes the poor and vulnerable groups such as women, children and the rural poor. Legal Aid SA applies a “resource test” to see if you are qualified in terms of what you earn.
For example, workers must earn less than R5,500 per month after tax deduction to qualify for legal aid. Tune in to @vowfm (88.1 FM) tonight from 7:25pm to meet the head of the local office of Legal Aid SA Tembisa, Me Elizabeth Nieuwoudt discusses whether tow trucks can tow your car without your permission 🚗, #KnowYourRights proudly #legalaidsa If a reference is made to a pro bono lawyer, The client is only responsible for the cost of fees (actual expenses), such as sheriff`s fees, and the lawyer does not charge fees for work performed and legal services. Legal Aid SA is an independent statutory body created by the Legal Aid Act 2014 SA to provide legal aid to those who cannot afford it. CONNECT 0800110110@AlexFMRadio891 (89.1 FM) advice line today starting at 11 a.m. to hear Matimba Hlungwane, supervising lawyer at Alexandra`s local Legal Aid office, speak proudly about legal succession #KnowYourRights #legalaidsa The Legal Aid Commission has expanded its services to ensure the protection of human rights by providing quality legal services in criminal and civil matters. “The Legal Aid Council made a strategic decision to provide its services to communities in need through the local offices, the Justice Centres of the Legal Aid Council,” says Naidoo. “Each centre is like a large law firm offering a one-stop shop for civil and criminal cases. Visit our self-help portal for advice, information and advice on various legal issues The Council provides independent legal assistance to impoverished South Africans. To this end, the Council has opened 44 judicial centres across the country.
These centres are the main providers of legal aid services and their number will increase to 60 by the end of the year. To be entitled to free legal assistance, a person must be means-tested (maximum monthly income or no income) and have a legal problem with the benefit. You will be referred by the Council of Legal Practice to a lawyer who will assist you free of charge (pro bono). Visit our career portal to learn more about working at Legal Aid SA “The promotion and protection of human rights must apply to all without exception, and this includes the human rights of victims and accused. For this reason, the Legal Aid Committee is committed to prosecuting issues that affect the rights of vulnerable groups,” said Justice Dunstan Mlambo, Chair of the Legal Aid Committee. View and find all our offices nationwide in our “Find Us” section Improving delivery in remote areas of South Africa is also being sought as part of a pilot project to improve integration and coordination between the Committee`s counselling and justice centres. Each justice centre will eventually set up its own internet café and will be able to follow cases and precedents, monitor its budgets and produce its reports via the wide area network. “For example, if you`re sitting in an isolated community like Butterworth or Umtata and you`re dealing with the newest justice system facing poor communities, the ability to work in real time with the best resources available in South Africa can really mean the difference between success or failure in terms of our `justice for all` mandate.” With government support, a strong interim management team was formed under the chairmanship of Justice Mohamed Navsa.