National Legal Aid Service

Section 5 of the Legal Aid Act 2016 establishes the National Legal Aid Service with the mandate to:

  1. Provide legal aid services to indigent, marginalized, and vulnerable persons; 
  2. Establish a legal aid scheme to assist the indigent to access legal aid;
  3. Promote legal literacy and legal awareness;
  4. Support community legal services by funding justice advisory centers, education, and research; and
  5. Promote the use of alternative dispute resolution methods that enhance access to justice