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Can I change my lawyer?

Last updated July 25, 2022

In rare cases, you can change your lawyer. However, it is difficult to do so, especially if work on your case has started. Once a lawyer has accepted the legal aid certificate issued to you, you must obtain permission from LAO to change lawyers. Before granting this permission, LAO staff consider the reason for your request…

Where can I speak to a lawyer about my rights?

Last updated March 10, 2020

If you need legal help on the day you are in criminal or family court, you can talk to our lawyers (they are called duty counsel) at the courthouse. If you have been arrested or are detained by police, tell the police officer you want to speak to a lawyer. The police officer will call…


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