The Legal Aid Act, 2021

Short title: 
The Legal Aid Act
Long title: 
An Act to provide for the granting of legal aid in civil and criminal case to persons whose means are insufficient to enable them to pay for legal services; to provide for the regulation of law clinics in the provision of legal aid; continue the existence of the Legal Aid Board and provide its functions; to reconstitute the Board of the Legal Aid Board and redefine its functions; provide for the registration of practitioners, legal assistants, paralegals and legal aid service providers; continue the existence of the Legal Aid Fund and provide for its administration and management; to repeal and replace the Legal Aid Act, 1967; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.
Year of Act: 
Number of Act: 
No. 1 of 2021
Date of assent: 
23 March 2021
Date of promulgation: 
24 March 2021
Date of commencement: 
24 March 2021
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