Functions

The functions of the Legal Aid Department are as follows:

  • To give legal advice on all legal matters (Fourth Schedule)
  • To represent or provide legal assistance in proceedings in all courts in Malaysia within the jurisdiction as provided in the Second Schedule (criminal jurisdiction)
  • Third Schedule (civil jurisdiction) of the Legal Aid Act 1971
  • To provide mediation services
  • To promote legal awareness to the general public on their rights under the law.