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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 inception.

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.

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* This article was first published in the November issue of LawLink : Online and is reproduced with the permission of the NUS Law School Alumni Office.

Last updated on 17 Mar 2017