WELCOME TO THE LEGAL AID DIRECTORATE DEPARTMENT
Who are we?
The Legal Aid Directorate (LAD) is a department in the Ministry of Justice, Legal & Parliamentary Affairs set up in terms of the Legal Aid Act Chapter 7:16.
The Act "provides for the granting of legal aid to indigent persons; the establishment and functions of the Legal Aid Directorate and a Legal Aid Fund…." The Department consists of a Director and law officers.
To ensure that all indigent persons have access to justice regardless of their geographical location in Zimbabwe.
To provide legal aid services to all persons who are considered to be eligible for such legal aid or assistance.
· Legal aid aims at ensuring that all deserving persons are able to obtain legal assistance without having to pay the legal fees;
· To render or make available legal aid to underprivileged persons;
· To uphold the rule of law and to enable citizens to be equals before the law.
In carrying out our duties we are guided by the following values;
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