Legal Aid

Since its establishment in 2006, the Legal Aid Forum has advocated actively for access to justice for vulnerable and poor people. One result is the adoption of the Law on the Bar allowing lawyers from civil society organizations to represent clients in court.

It is with this background that the Legal Aid Forum provides free legal representation to poor and vulnerable people with a focus on prevention and early resolution of legal problems.

The representation in courts of law and other administrative institutions of the cases of poor and vulnerable persons are identified through LAF members and evaluated based on their financial situation, the nature and seriousness of their problem and their individual circumstances.

LAF also undertakes research and analysis to support the effective delivery of legal aid services.

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