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Call for Submissions - JSCFLA - Accessibility and Quality of legal representation provided by the State

10 Jun 2022

The Joint Select Committee on Finance and Legal Affairs is inviting comments as it pertains to its inquiry into the accessibility and quality of legal representation provided by the State with specific focus on the Legal Aid Advisory and Authority and the Public Defender’s Office.

As part of its inquiry process, the Committee is inviting all stakeholders and interested persons to submit written comments/suggestions related to the following objectives of the inquiry:

  1. 1. To evaluate the efficacy of the legal services provided by the Legal Aid and Advisory Authority and Public Defenders’ Office in relation to:
    • i. Summary matters;
    • ii. Civil actions;
    • iii. Criminal procedures; and
    • iv. Representation of minors in capital offences via the Duty Counsel.
  2. 2. To assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the administrative systems and procedures of the Legal Aid and Advisory Authority and Public Defenders Office in the provision of legal representation.
 
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JUNE 24th, 2022.
 
Written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary to the Committee as stated below or can be forwarded via email to jscfla@ttparliament.org.

The Secretary
The Joint Select Committee on Finance and Legal Affairs
Office of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago
Parliamentary Complex
Cabildo Building
St. Vincent Street
Port-of-Spain
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