Data set: Number of people assisted by duty counsel

Duty counsel are LAO staff and per diem lawyers in courthouses. They can give immediate legal assistance to low-income people who would otherwise be unrepresented and unassisted.

Data collected in the set are for the people assisted by duty counsel per quarter. Results are divided into the areas of criminal law and civil law. The latter consists largely of people assisted in family law courts.

Dataset

File Format Data type Data last refreshed
2020-21: Number of people assisted by duty counsel XLSX Table June 2021
2019-20: Number of people assisted by duty counsel XLSX Table June 2021
2018-19: Number of people assisted by duty counsel XLSX Table June 2021

Limitations

Note that data collected does not contain and information about client identities, their applications for legal aid or particulars for their case. This information is considered confidential as per the Legal Aid Services Act.