Legal Aid Commission

Justice Salesi Temo: Get A Lawyer To Represent You
Crime

Justice Salesi Temo: Get A Lawyer To Represent You

Mosese Koroi appeared before Justice Salesi Temo yesterday, charged with the one count of murder of 23-year-old Sein...

Man, 54, Accused Of Raping Granddaughter, 9, In Remand
NEWS

Man, 54, Accused Of Raping Granddaughter, 9, In Remand

The accused appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar on Monday. The accused is charged with one count each of ra...

Fiji Budget 2019: Investing in Access to Justice
Budget 2019

Fiji Budget 2019: Investing in Access to Justice

While investing in Legal Aid Commission does not mean a return in monetary terms for Government, this investment has...

Legal Aid Commission: Free Will Service
NEWS

Legal Aid Commission: Free Will Service

Director Legal Aid Shahin Ali yesterday confirmed to the Fiji Sun that they have back-to-back roadshows planned, tak...

Grandpa, 77, on rape charge of granddaughter
NATION

Grandpa, 77, on rape charge of granddaughter

The accused appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar. It is alleged that the accused had carnal knowledge of a 2...

Accused Pleads Not Guilty in Hope of Lesser Charge
NATION

Accused Pleads Not Guilty in Hope of Lesser Charge

It is alleged that on December 26, 2018, at Nasinu, the accused unlawfully and indecently assaulted the complainant.

Trial of stepfather facing rape charge begins tomorrow
NATION

Trial of stepfather facing rape charge begins tomorrow

The complainant was 12 years old at the time of the offence while the accused was 36 years old.

Man, 23, facing robbery charge seeks Commission’s help
NATION

Man, 23, facing robbery charge seeks Commission’s help

The accused opted to seek Legal Aid Commission representation.

Two Yaqona Farmers Face Theft And Burglary Charges
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Two Yaqona Farmers Face Theft And Burglary Charges

Velonaturaga was charged with one count of theft and one count of burglary while Tokonirewa was charged with receivi...

Serial Rapist Files Appeal
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Serial Rapist Files Appeal

Representing Colanaudolu Legal Aid Commission lawyer Salote Nasedra sought time to file written submissions.

Rajasinghe Revokes Bail For Accused
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Rajasinghe Revokes Bail For Accused

Bueta’s bail and remanded him in custody along with Bueta’s co-accused Molitoni Vunivavalagi, 27.

Man On Domestic Trafficking In Children Case Denied Bail
NEWS

Man On Domestic Trafficking In Children Case Denied Bail

He said the bail was denied because of the seriousness of the offences and that the accused had 10 previous convicti...

Legal Aid Service A Wonderful Blessing For People
Analysis, NEWS

Legal Aid Service A Wonderful Blessing For People

For the Navosa people they do not have to make the long trip to Sigatoka or Suva or Nadi to get legal help.

Fiji Prime Minister Urges Youth To Utilise Legal Aid Services
NEWS

Fiji Prime Minister Urges Youth To Utilise Legal Aid Services

Mr Bainimarama said this week was a historical one for the Legal Aid Commission.

PM: Access To Justice A Constitutional Right
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PM: Access To Justice A Constitutional Right

“Today, we’re bringing those services directly to your doorstep, putting you on equal footing with Fijians in ou...

Take Medicine, Rape Accused Cautioned
NEWS

Take Medicine, Rape Accused Cautioned

The Nasinu man appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar yesterday charged with one count of unlawful wounding and one ...

Commission ‘Must Ensure Access To Legal Rights’
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Commission ‘Must Ensure Access To Legal Rights’

As such, lawyers and support staff of the Legal Aid Commission have a very important role to play in ensuring that p...

Be Compassionate, A-G Tells Commission Staff
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Be Compassionate, A-G Tells Commission Staff

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has told staff of the Legal Aid Commission that they can shatter a person’s h...

Land Disputes Top List Of Concerns at Open Day
NATION

Land Disputes Top List Of Concerns at Open Day

Land disputes have been the most common issue brought to the Legal Aid Commission office in Labasa. The commission...

 A-G Announces New Legal Aid Commission Appointments
NATION

 A-G Announces New Legal Aid Commission Appointments

    The Legal Aid Act 1996 (“Act”) stipulates that the Legal Aid Commission comprise of the Solicitor-...

Giving false information lands man in court
NATION

Giving false information lands man in court

A man charged with giving false information to a public servant and conversion appeared before the Labasa Magistrate...

New Office To Bridge Gap
NEWS

New Office To Bridge Gap

Expanding access to legal services is a critical part of the Bainimarama Government. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimara...

Khan To Take Plea on  July 16
NATION

Khan To Take Plea on July 16

The 35-year-old woman who is alleged to have driven a car into the Rewa River on May 6, 2018 causing the death of he...

Analysis: 2135 Persons Helped Through ‘First Hour Procedure’
NEWS

Analysis: 2135 Persons Helped Through ‘First Hour Procedure’

This is part two of a two-part seriesabout the Legal Aid Commission. For the first time in Fiji’s his­tory, the F...

Understanding Our Legal Aid Commission
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Understanding Our Legal Aid Commission

Empowering those who are socially and economically challenged is a hallmark of a democracy that the Commission does ...

Rape Accused Duo Fronts In Court
NATION

Rape Accused Duo Fronts In Court

  Two men charged with the alleged assault and rape of a 24-year-old woman in Lami last year appeared before Hi...

Accused Denies Defilement, Sexual Assault And Indecent Assault Charges
NATION

Accused Denies Defilement, Sexual Assault And Indecent Assault Charges

  A man from Lau accused of alleged defilement, sexual assault and indecent assault pleaded not guilty on Tuesd...

Father, 32, Admits To Assaulting Son, 7
NATION

Father, 32, Admits To Assaulting Son, 7

  A 32-year-old man pleaded guilty in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday to one count of assault causing actu...

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