The Impact of Stagnant Legal Aid Rates on Access to Justice in Australia – JURIST – Commentary

The Impact of Stagnant Legal Aid Rates on Access to Justice in Australia – JURIST – Commentary

LEGAL
Sophia Richards, fourth-year law student at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and James Trevallion, barrister at the NSW private Bar and co-chair of the Bar Association's Legal Aid Committee, discuss how stagnant Legal Aid rates impede access to justice.. .Access to justice is a foundational principle of the rule of law and is often phrased as requiring “the right of equal access to justice for all” through governments providing “fair, transparent, effective, non-discriminatory and accountable services.” In Australia, this principle was described in Dietrich v. The Queen as “the equal justice for all principle.”LegalAid is an example of an organization created to make access to justice more equitable by providing legal services to those who cannot otherwise afford it. It is a government funded organization providing free legal advice and…
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CMBA is working to eliminate financial barriers for those in need of legal services

CMBA is working to eliminate financial barriers for those in need of legal services

LEGAL
CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association is celebrating 150 years in existence. To honor their long-standing history, the organization says they want to continue improving people's lives and have plans to introduce a new initiative they say is needed in the community.“It's needed because a lot of people don't know about the legal system, and if you don't have the means to pay for it, then you're walking into a situation blindsided,” said Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Client, Cherea Humphrey.A game-changing opportunity is in the works for those who are struggling to gain access to legal services.“This is going to create all kinds of opportunities to eliminate barriers that will create better lives,” said Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association CEO Becky Ruppert McMahon.This help comes at a time, McMahon says,…
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International criminal law is the focus of the second in series of joint IBA and Ukrainian National Bar Association seminars

International criminal law is the focus of the second in series of joint IBA and Ukrainian National Bar Association seminars

LAW
Ukraine's lawyers to benefit from expertise of international lawyers As further support of Ukraine's legal profession, the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA), supported by the UNBA's Higher School of Advocacy, will deliver a legal training session covering the topic of international criminal law. The training will take place online on Thursday 28 July at 17:00 Kyiv | 15:00 London | 10:00 New York and will be conducted in English with simultaneous Ukrainian translation. This joint seminar is the second in a series, following the first held last week on the subject of defense. Registration for the 28 July seminar is now closed but will be live-streamed on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n_Vyy_44MA IBA President Sternford Moyo commented: 'The IBA is proud to collaborate with the UNBA…
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