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Does Legal Aid have the right or power to make inquiries related to my application?

As the applications process sometimes requires reference to other Government Departments, Section 9 of The Legal Aid Act allows the Legal Aid Committee to seek relevant information from other Government Departments (such as The Department of Financial Assistance) which relate to the eligibility of an applicant for a Certificate. Furthermore, this Section also gives the Committee the authority to make inquiries about the means and condition of the applicant; the merits of his case; to require the applicant to produce certain documents (for example, a land tax receipt or a rent receipt or bank statements) in order that the application can be properly and fairly considered. The Committee also has the authority to seek advice in respect of any question of law arising from a particular application.

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