Bermuda Government FAQ
Government of Bermuda
Home » Departments » Legal Aid

What is the function of The Legal Aid Committee?

The Legal Aid Committee consists of 5 persons, all of whom must be resident in Bermuda, who are appointed by The Minister of Justice after consultation with The Chief Justice. One of the 5 is then appointed as Chairman who must be someone who has held the judicial office of a Judge or Magistrate in a Commonwealth country. The Committee is responsible for maintaining a list of Attorneys who are willing to represent assisted persons and who are also prepared to serve as Duty Counsel in the daily Plea Court sessions in The Magistrates' Court. The Committee meets every Thursday to consider applications for Certificates and they will, after consideration, grant a Certificate to an applicant in a proper case - with or without provision for payment of contributions by the applicant.

Did this FAQ Answer your Question?
Yes No
Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this FAQ.
Related FAQs RSS Feed
Where Can I Obtain Legal Advice?
Viewed 1139 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
How do you calculate the Legal Aid Contribution?
Viewed 816 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
If I get Legal Aid, do I have to pay anything to my lawyer?
Viewed 802 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
What happens if someone provides false information to Legal Aid?
Viewed 864 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
How do I apply for an Emergency Legal Aid Certificate?
Viewed 798 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012