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DIRECTOR GENERAL LAC, ABUBAKAR ALIYU AND TEAM VISIT BALA CHIROMA, COMMISSIONER OF POLICE FCT

LAC BOARD VISIT LAC

DG LAC AND TEAM VISITS PRISONS HQ

Aliyu Abubakar, DG LAC and A. Ojukwu Exxecutive Sec NHRC at LAC HQ

DG ALIYU ABUBAKAR WITH LAC OFFICERS AT 2019 NBA CONFERENCE 2019

DG LAC, ALIYU ABUBAKAR ON A VISIT TO EKPO NTA, AG DG SALARY AND WAGES COMMISSION

DIGNITARIES AT THE PARALEGAL SUMMIT HOSTED BY LAC

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

DG LAC VISITS KEFFI CORRECTIONAL CENTER

The Director-General of Legal Aid Council, Mr. Aliyu B. Abubakar had earlier in February 2021 visited the
June 24, 2021

ICRC Paid a Courtesy Call on LAC North West Zonal Office

The International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC) paid a courtesy/ familiarization visit to Legal Aid Aid
May 29, 2021
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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