Making the Case for Legal Aid

Making the Case for Legal Aid

In this briefing we seek to demonstrate why the Bach Commission’s review is so important by explaining through examples the value of legal aid in ensuring that human rights protection is a reality for all individuals. In doing so, we make two key points: legal aid is necessary for a fair society and the operation of an effective justice system, and the provision of timely legal advice can generate huge costs savings for the state in the long-term.