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Legal Aid expands services to people of Keyasi

March 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during the opening of the Keyasi branch of the Legal Aid Commission and the new Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry today.

Legal aid services are not charity, it’s the realization of the constitutional right of every Fijian says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

He made the comments while opening the Keyasi branch of the Legal Aid Commission and the new Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry today.

Bainimarama says families in Keyasi earning less than $15, 000 a year can obtain free legal representation in family and criminal matters, and even in some civil matters.

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A lawyer will be available two to three days a week at the Keyasi branch to provide free legal services.

The Prime Minister says the office will also have a full-time Client Information Officer and Registry Officer to provide first-line legal assistance.

Bainimarama will open another Legal Aid office in Seaqaqa tomorrow, and he will travel to Taveuni on Thursday to do the same.

Rotuma, Kadavu and Vunidawa will also have Legal Aid branches soon.

The Prime Minister says once work on the Levuka Office is complete, Legal Aid will have 22 branches through-out Fiji.

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