The Legal Aid Department is conducting two cases involving legal companion services which have been granted by the Director General of Legal Aid on 1 August 2018.
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General

The Legal Aid Department is a Government department that provides legal aid services to qualified people in accordance with the Legal Aid Act 1971. This service aims to provide legal services to the indigents at a subsidised rate from the Government, as an alternative to services offered by private lawyers that are normally costly.

Jurisdiction :

1. Syariah family matters  

2. Civil family matters  

3. Civil cases  

  • padi cultivators
  • small estate (distribution)
  • road accident
  • moneylenders
  • hire-purchase
  • tenancy matters
  • probate and letters of administration
  • adoption
  • consumer claims 

4. Criminal cases  

  • To plead guilty to the charge and to make a plea of mitigation
  • Offences under the Child Act 2001
  • Minor offences 

5. Legal advice in all legal matters  

6. Mediation for Syariah and civil cases

7. Legal companion services