News from around the world
2013-09-23: Leading civil rights lawyers Tooks Chambers closes, blaming legal aid cuts
2013-09-23: Michael Mansfield QC's chambers to close over 'devastating' legal aid changes
2013-09-23: Dissolving Tooks Chambers blames legal aid cuts for demise
(The Law Society Gazette)
2013-09-23: Legal aid residence test 'will just shift cost to council taxpayers'
2013-09-23: Duquesne University law clinic provides legal aid to veterans
(Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
2013-09-23: Legal services for the poor benefits all New Yorkers
2013-09-23: Creation of arbitration centres to facilitate access to justice
(Agencia Angola Press)
2013-09-22: Legal aid is standing by for military families' hard times
2013-09-20: Questions over flagged cuts to Aboriginal legal aid
2013-09-20: Legal aid clinic inaugurated in Chen
2013-09-19: Lib Dems call for halt to legal aid reforms
(The Law Society Gazette)
2013-09-19: Legal aid cuts deny justice to kids: NDP
2013-09-19: Interest move last straw for legal aid debtors
2013-09-19: Legal aid cuts a worrying sign from the Abbott team
2013-09-18: Residence test on legal aid could cost councils millions
2013-09-18: Cash-strapped law centres turn clients away as legal aid cuts bite
2013-09-17: BC legal aid’s coming denial of service
2013-09-17: DiNapoli urges rise in legal aid for poor
2013-09-17: Legal Aid Society defense lawyer dies as he exits crowded court
(New York Daily News)
2013-09-17: Uganda: Disabled Persons Need Access to Justice
Recent research, consultations and official publications
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.
England and Wales, The Children’s Commissioner's response to MoJ consultation, Response of The Children’s Commissioner to the Ministry of Justice Consultation: Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales.
England and Wales, The Bar Standards Board’s response to the MoJ consultation, The Bar Standards Board's response to Legal Aid Reform.
England and Wales, The response of the Bar Council to the MoJ consultation, The response of The Bar Council of England and Wales to Proposals for the 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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