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Tag: legal aid

Court appoints dedicated legal aid boss

Court appoints dedicated legal aid boss

| 11/08/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Decisions about who will receive legal aid for their court cases will now be decided by a new director. Formerly a senior associate with a local law firm and a legal aid attorney since 2004, Stacy Parke began her new job at Judicial Administration Monday. With a budget in excess of $2.6 milli [...]

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Legal aid lawyers get pay rise in new law

Legal aid lawyers get pay rise in new law

| 16/10/2015 | 6 Comments
(CNS): After “many false starts”, the long awaited legal aid bill passed through the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, paving the way for more means-testing of those who receive legal aid. It will also hand the decision to grant cover to a director of legal aid, meet the requirements of the Bil [...]

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Attorney describes legal aid bill as band-aid solution

Attorney describes legal aid bill as band-aid solution

| 05/10/2015 | 17 Comments
(CNS): A local lawyer has described the new legal aid bill as an “attempt by the attorney general to put more band-aids on the legal aid system” that will only oppress those charged with crimes and undermine the ability of defence attorneys to fairly represent them. The new legal aid bill is bei [...]

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CIG attempts to curb legal aid bill

CIG attempts to curb legal aid bill

| 28/09/2015 | 38 Comments
(CNS): The government is making another stab at legislation to curb its legal aid bill, despite court rulings and the implementation of the Bill of Rights pointing to a need for more, not less, public money for legal support for those who cannot afford a lawyer. With demands for legal aid growing, [...]

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Legal aid director proposed in new law

Legal aid director proposed in new law

| 25/05/2015 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The attorney general has said that new legislation currently being drafted to address the myriad issues regarding the provision of legal aid includes the creation of a new position of a legal aid director, who will be based at the courts and decide who gets the public funding for their cases [...]

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Legal aid attracts top defenders, says appeal court

Legal aid attracts top defenders, says appeal court

| 04/05/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The president of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has said that the limited legal aid rate has not deterred leading overseas attorneys from coming to Cayman to defend people accused of various crimes. President John Chadwick said the idea that people can’t be properly represented on legal [...]

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