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DG LAC ON A VISIT TO CJ NASARAWA STATE HON. JUSTICE AISHA BASHIR ALIYU (2)

DG ALIYU ABUBAKAR ON A VISIT TO ISA WALI EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE IN KANO STATE

DG LAC ON A VISIT TO BAZE UNIVERSITY, ABUJA

DG ALIYU ABUBAKAR AND JUSTICE BADEJOKO ADENIYI RTD, CHAIRMAN, JUDICIAL PANEL OF INQUIRY ON POLICE BRUTALITY AND FORMER CJ OYO STATE

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DG LAC ON A VISIT TO NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL, KANO CAMPUS

Aliyu Bagudu Abubakar

Director-General
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Our Mission

To ensure free, effective and efficient legal aid services to indigents in Nigeria
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Our Vision

To build a Nigerian nation where there is equal access to justice for all irrespective of means and where all rights are respected, protected and defended.

Press Releases

TOWARDS A NATIONAL PARALEGAL MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA

The United Nations Principles and Guidelines are founded on the idea that access to legal aid is an
July 15, 2020

LAC HOLDS MANAGEMENT RETREAT

Repositioning Legal Aid Council for Better Service Delivery was the theme at the Management Retreat
July 15, 2020
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Brief History

The concept of Legal aid in Nigeria can be said to have been birthed in 1961 when Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, the Chief Justice of Nigeria at the time, during the African Conference on the Rule of Law held in Lagos, pointed out the hollowness of a constitutional right to a fair hearing, if the financial aspect of access was ignored. That statement was the first official public acknowledgement of the need and desirability for legal aid in Nigeria. This led to a Bill prepared by the then Honourable Attorney-General, Dr. T.O. Elias, entitled Legal Aid and Advice Act 1961 for Parliament, in order to formally establish legal aid in Nigeria. The Bill sought to make provision for the establishment and operation of a scheme for the granting in proper cases, legal aid and legal advice, to people with low income, who could not otherwise afford to procure them for the enforcement or vindication of a legitimate right or for the purpose of obtaining a just relief. Unfortunately due to the Nigerian Civil War the Bill did not see the light of day.

Probono

1. TO REGISTER WITH THE COUNCIL FOR PRO BONO CASES DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM
001.

2. IF YOU ARE ALREADY HANDLING PRO BONO CASES AND WISH TO REGISTER WITH THE
COUNCIL DOWNLOAD FORM 003.

3. IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED WITH THE COUNCIL AND WISH TO UPDATE YOUR CASES
DOWNLOAD ANNUAL CASE REVIEW FORM.

Forms may also be clearly scanned (not snapshots) and emailed to info@legalaidcouncil.gov.ng.

Forms may be  submitted at the Legal Aid Council Headquarters located at 22 Port Harcourt Crescent, Off Gimbiya street, Area 11 Garki, Abuja or at any of the Legal Aid Council Offices in any of the 36 States including the FCT.

Form 001

Review Form

Form 003

Legal Aid Council Visit With Gov Sule

Paralegal Summit