South Africa Legal Aid

CONNECT TODAY from 11am on @AlexFMRadio891 (89.1 FM) to hear supervising lawyer Matimba Hlungwane of Legal Aid SA Alexandra`s local office discusses legal succession #KnowYourRights Proudly #legalaidsa Legal Aid SA is an independent statutory body created by the Legal Aid SA Act 2014 to help those who cannot afford legal aid. Advice hotline 0800110110 tune in tonight from 7.25pm on @vowfm (88.1 FM) to hear from the head of the local office of Legal Aid SA Tembisa, Adv. Elizabeth Nieuwoudt, about whether tow trucks can tow your car without your permission 🚗 #KnowYourRights pride#legalaidsa Legal Aid South Africa derives its mandate from Article 35 of the Constitution. For the purposes of this article, every person arrested, detained or accused shall have the right to a fair trial, including the right to have a lawyer engaged by and at the expense of the State. Legal Aid South Africa`s mission is to provide legal assistance to those who cannot afford legal representation. This includes the poor and vulnerable groups such as women, children and the rural poor. Legal Aid SA applies a “resource test” to see if you are qualified in terms of what you earn. For example, workers must earn less than R5,500 per month after tax deduction to qualify for legal aid. To be entitled to free legal assistance, a person must be means-tested (maximum monthly income or no income) and have a legal problem with the benefit.

You will be referred by the Council of Legal Practice to a lawyer who will assist you free of charge (pro bono). We provide professional legal advice and representation to those who cannot afford it When a referral is made to a pro bono lawyer, the client is only responsible for the cost of expenses (actual expenses), such as sheriff`s fees, and the lawyer does not charge a fee for work done and legal services. Visit our self-help portal for advice, information and advice on various legal issues It`s important that we make sure the people we help need our help the most REMINDER – visit us and @WLCCapeTown it today at 11am for a webinar on attestations and legal succession! #WillsWeek. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linked In by email. South African Labour Law Society (SASLAW): For labour law matters: Visit the Legal Practice Council website Visit our career portal to find out more about working at Legal Aid SA In our media library you will find media updates, press releases, speeches and publications Supplier forms, supplier information and tender information can be found in Our tenders section View and find all our offices nationwide in our approach Many lawyers are willing to file civil lawsuits (e.g., personal injury and motor vehicle accidents) on a conditional basis (without profit or cost) for people who may not be eligible for pro bono assistance. This is subject to the provisions of the Contingency Fees Act. Ask your lawyer if they are working on a conditional basis.