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LEGAL AID ACT 1978 - SECT 4

Objectives

The objectives of VLA are—

        (a)     to provide legal aid in the most effective, economic and efficient manner;

        (b)     to manage its resources to make legal aid available at a reasonable cost to the community and on an equitable basis throughout the state;

S. 4(ba) inserted by No. 15/2018 s. 12.

        (ba)     to ensure the coordination of the provision of legal aid so that it responds to the legal and related needs of the community;

S. 4(bb) inserted by No. 15/2018 s. 12.

        (bb)     to ensure the coordination of the provision of legal assistance information so that the information responds to the legal and related needs of the community, including by being—

              (i)     accessible; and

              (ii)     current; and

              (iii)     high quality; and

              (iv)     of sufficient breadth;

        (c)     to provide to the community improved access to justice and legal remedies;

        (d)     to pursue innovative means of providing legal aid directed at minimising the need for individual legal services in the community.

S. 5
substituted by No. 48/1995 s. 6.



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