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Legal Aid Act (No. 6 of 2008)

This Act provides for the grant by the State of legal aid and advice to persons of insufficient means in civil and criminal cases in Saint Lucia.

Active transparency (Section 4(2))

The Saint Lucia Legal Aid Authority shall, to such extent and in such manner as it considers appropriate, disseminate for the benefit of those for whom its services are made available, information in relation to those services and their availability.

Facilitation of access to justice (Sections 4(1), 31 and 35)

The Authority shall provide legal aid in civil and criminal cases to persons that satisfy the requirements outlined in the Act. A person who cannot afford to obtain legal services from a private attorney-at-law may apply to the Board for legal aid. A person aggrieved by a decision of the Authority shall have the right to appeal before the Appeals Tribunal.