News from around the world
2014-01-14: Portland clinic to provide free legal aid to homeless
2014-01-14: Strategy is published to ameliorate impact of legal aid cuts
2014-01-13: Barnsley born barrister speaks out about cuts to legal aid fees
2014-01-13: Legal aid error may have denied justice to Hong Kong's poor
(South China Morning Post)
2014-01-13: Declining crime rates will 'save £80m a year in legal aid'
2014-01-13: How legal aid cuts are harming the voiceless and most vulnerable
2014-01-13: Courts becoming clogged as legal aid cuts affect separating couples seeking mediation
2014-01-12: University of Huddersfield students give free legal advice
(The Hudderfield Daily Examiner)
2014-01-11: Crime doesn’t pay
2014-01-10: Legal aid cuts are ‘taking the profession back to Dickensian times’, says No5 Chambers
2014-01-10: Lawyers warn legal aid cuts risk unjust FCA court cases
2014-01-10: Legal Aid Scheme gets UNDP’s support
2014-01-10: Portland to start legal aid service for homeless
2014-01-10: Help available for those who can't afford lawyers
2014-01-10: Learn legal basics in upcoming free classes
2014-01-10: ‘Chronic problem’ with legal aid in abduction cases
(The Law Society Gazette)
2014-01-09: £100m advice fund needed to offset legal aid and welfare cuts, says commission
2014-01-08: Legal aid cuts force Hillsborough and Stephen Lawrence barrister Michael Mansfield QC to close his chambers
2014-01-08: Wazirabad village gets legal aid clinic
(Times of India)
2014-01-08: Tanzania: Human Rights - When Legal Aid Is Accessible to Grassroots
Recent research, consultations and official publications
Scotland, Scottish Legal Aid Board Annual Report 2012-2013 Released, The Scottish Legal Aid Board has recently released their 2012-13 Annual Report.
England & Wales, Human Rights Joint Committee - Seventh Report The implications for access to justice of the Government's proposals to reform legal aid, The published report was ordered by the House of Lords.
England & Wales, The Low Commission on the Future of Advice and Legal Support, The final report of the Low Commission calls for a fresh approach to social welfare law provision.
England & Wales, Access to Justice for Litigants in Person (or self-represented litigants), The Civil Justice Council has released a report discussing the implications of the proposed reduction of publicly-funded legal aid.
England & Wales, Family Justice Review Final Report (The Norgrove Report), The Family Justice Review Final Report (The Norgrove Report) that contains a wide-ranging set of proposals is now available.
, Needs Evaluation Survey for South Pacific Lawyer Associations, This study by the South Pacific Lawyers Association reports access to justice gaps in many South Pacific nations
USA, Access Across America, 'Access Across America' authored by Rebecca L. Sandefur and Aaron C. Smyth is a report on the state-by-state mapping of services available to assist the U.S. public in accessing civil justice.
Scotland, A Sustainable Future for Legal Aid, The Scottish Government has released a report outlining a three year plan for the legal aid in Scotland.
Scotland, Consultation on the Creation of a Scottish Civil Justice Council, The Scottish Government has published a consultation paper seeking views on proposals for the creation of a Scottish Civil Justice Council to replace the existing civil rules councils.
Scotland, SLAB release 2010-11 Annual Report, The Scottish Legal Aid Board have released their 2010-11 annual report.
United States, Expert Working Group Report: International Perspectives on Indigent Defence, from the US Department of Justice
England & Wales, Unequal before the law? The Future of Legal Aid, is a report published by an Independent Commission that considers the apparently bleak future of legal aid in England and Wales.The Commission comprises of Diana Holland of Unite, Evan Harris, who was once a Liberal Democrat MP and Rev. Professor Nicholas Sagovsky.
Canada, The Public Commission on Legal Aid Report, The final report of the Public Commission on Legal Aid in British Columbia, Canada.
England Wales, Law Society response to the Green Paper proposals for the reform of legal aid, The Law Society's response to the Green Paper proposals for the reform of legal aid in England and Wales.
England and Wales, The Equality and Diversity Forum response to Legal Aid reform proposals, The Equality and Diversity Forum response to the MoJ Legal Aid reform proposals.
England and Wales, JUSTICE response (questionnaire), The JUSTICE response (questionnaire)to proposals for reform of legal aid in England and Wales.
England and Wales, Shelter England - Response - Proposals for the reform of Legal Aid, Shelter's response to the MoJ - Proposals for the reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales
England and Wales, Access to Justice Action Group Response, Access to Justice Action Group Response to the Proposals for Reform of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and Wales: Consultation.
, Youth Access to legal aid Green Paper, Response by Youth Access to Proposals for Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales.
Newsletter and feature stories
Indigent Defence: International Perspectives and Research Needs
Delivering Legal Advice over the Phone: What Do We Know?
Changes to Legal Aid in New Zealand
Legal Aid, Development and Bangladesh: Signs of Progress
Internet and Telephone-Based Services in Ontario’s Community Legal Clinics
Getting Away from it All
Legal Aid in England and Wales: Entering the Endgame
The Development of Legal Aid Foundation (LAF) and its Social Impacts in Taiwan
The English condition: a view into a domestic debate
South Africa: The Legal Resource Centre (LRC) Revealed
Applying New Client Service Technologies Legal Aid Ontario, Canada
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