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Five More Branches For Legal Eagles

The Legal Aid Commission will be opening five more branches this year, says Sha­hin Ali. The acting director of the commis­sion said: “We are now targeting the opening branches in
03 Mar 2018 11:00
Five More Branches For Legal Eagles
Acting Director of the Fiji Legal Aid Commission, Shahin Ali. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka

The Legal Aid Commission will be opening five more branches this year, says Sha­hin Ali.

The acting director of the commis­sion said: “We are now targeting the opening branches in the interi­or of Fiji such as Keyasi, Vunidawa and islands such as Kadavu and Ro­tuma.

“We would like to acknowledge the support from the Fijian Gov­ernment, European Union and the United Nation Development Pro­gramme.

“The Legal Aid has become the largest law firm in Fiji, with over 209 staffing establishments and 16 branches throughout Fiji.

“Opening of five branches will make a total of 21 branches,” he said.

Mr Ali said those living in the in­terior and maritime areas will now have access to the services provided by the commission.

“By bringing our services to the very door steps of some clients is what sets us apart from others. We have known that we have made an impact on such clients by not delay­ing service delivery,’’ Mr Ali said.

“Since its establishment, it has ad­vocated without fear or favour and continues to grow from strength to strength in promoting greater ac­cess to justice for all Fijians.

“Fiji Legal Aid Commission is at forefront of state-funded legal aid providers globally. We are also one of the best funded legal aid institu­tions in the world even if you com­pare us with some of the most de­veloped countries.

“It is about expediting the process and it is imperative that where pos­sible, we do not delay justice for our clients.”

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

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