National Legal Aid Policy


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National Legal Aid Policy

August 29, 2023

The Legal Aid Policy aims to establish a coordinated national legal aid system for promoting access to justice by providing affordable, accessible and accountable legal aid services to disadvantaged and vulnerable people. To increase and ensure access to justice, the state has to provide legal aid services nationally to benefit the marginalized and vulnerable groups like the indigent, women and children. Legal aid in the context of this policy means the provision of qualitative and sustainable legal information and education, legal training, legal assistance, legal advice, alternative dispute resolution, legal representation and other related and incidental services to an indigent and vulnerable person, a victim or witnesses in criminal, civil and other non -litigious matters by a legal aid provider.