What are the duties of an assigned solicitor?
Private lawyers or Assigned Solicitors who volunteer their time and
services have been a key pillar of the Legal Aid Scheme since its
The Director of Legal Aid is empowered to maintain a panel of Assigned Solicitors who are willing to:
- investigate, report and give an opinion on whether legal aid should be granted, upon an application for legal aid;
- act for persons receiving legal aid; and
- give legal advice
under the provisions of the Act.