Applying for Legal Aid (Civil)
The LEGAL AID LAW (1999 Revision) gives authority for Courts to grant free or subsidised legal aid as follows:
- Civil: In the Grand Court for anybody who wishes to issue or defend proceedings.There is no legal aid for civil proceedings in the Summary Court (though it may be available for proceedings under the Children Law started by the DCFS).
- Court of Appeal: The Court of Appeal Law allows the Court to grant legal aid for appeal purposes. In appeal cases an attorney’s opinion as to the merits of an appeal is required.