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Legal Aid

Legal Aid Logo The legal Aid Scheme in Fiji is implemented under the Legal Aid Act 1996 by theLegal Aid Commission. The Legal Aid Commission was established on 15 July 1998, as a new regime to provide legal services to the impoverished and disadvantaged community of Fiji. Previously, legal aid was administered by the Chief Registrar's Office.

The Commission administers the legal aid scheme from funds derived from the annual budgetary allocation from Government, and from the interest earned on solicitors' trust accounts under the Trust Accounts Act 1996.


Primary Role

To provide legal services to the impoverished and disadvantaged community of Fiji. Basically to those people who are cannot afford legal services.

Previously, legal aid was administered by the Chief Registrar's Office.

The Commission administers the legal aid scheme from funds derived from the annual budgetary allocation from Government, and from the interest earned on solicitors' trust accounts under the Trust Accounts Act 1996.

The Commission provides legal assistance free of charge. It is constituted by 3 Commissioners nominated by the Law Society

Vision

The vision of the Commission is that legal aid is essential for a fair and equitable justice system.