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How do I make application for Legal Aid?

Applications for a Legal Aid Certificate are made in writing at The Legal Aid Office by the person seeking a Legal Aid Certificate. Anyone under the age of 18 years must have the application made by the parent or guardian of the young person whilst those 18 years and older can make the application themselves. Those applications can be made at The Legal Aid Office by appointment, although provision is made for emergency applications without the need for an appointment. In making an application, the applicant must provide whatever supporting documentation is necessary - payslips, bank statements, rent receipts, land tax receipt,, marriage certificate, insurance certificate (for car or bike) and any relevant court documents. Each applicant is required to confirm that the details provided for the application are true and correct to the best of their knowledge, information and belief. Once the applications are complete, they are presented to The Legal Aid Committee for consideration at its weekly Thursday meetings. Applicants are subsequently notified whether their application has been approved or not.

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