Legal aid clinic to be held twice a month

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Law Society plans to increase sessions of its legal aid clinic to twice a month, its president told The Brunei Times.

Speaking on the sidelines of the opening of the Legal Year on Saturday, Mohd Rozaiman DSLJ Abd Rahman called on more law firms to participate in the clinic.

“We are asking law firms, rather then assigning them particular days... what particular fields of law that they wish to provide. Then we can advertise this properly,” he said.

“We want to start (being) more regular, maybe twice a month instead of once.”

The legal aid clinic offers free legal consultation in civil, criminal and syariah matters to individuals with a monthly income of less than $750.

In his address at the Legal Year opening, Rozaiman also called on the authorities to provide legal aid to defendants facing more than 30 years imprisonment.

The Supreme Court currently provides legal aid to defendants charged with capital offences, if they are unable to afford legal counsel.

The Brunei Times