Report of the Public Commission on Legal Aid

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on March 9, 2011 – 4:22pm
Today, we received the report of the Public Commission on Legal Aid. The Commissioners made nine recommendations:

1. Recognize legal aid as an essential public service

2. Develop a new approach to define core services and priorities

3. Modernize and expand financial eligibility

4. Establish regional legal aid centers and innovative service delivery

5. Expand public engagement and political dialogue

6. Increase long term, stable funding

7. The legal aid system must be proactive, dynamic and strategic

8. There must be greater collaboration between public and private legal aid service providers

9. Provide more support to legal aid providers

To view the full report, go to http://www.publiccommission.org/media/PDF/pcla_report_03_08_11.pdf

If legal aid matters to you, tell your MLA that you want them implemented immediately.

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